Republican State Rep. Todd Hunter plans to introduce a nurdle bill during the upcoming legislative session that would enhance regulation of plastic pellets and enforcement in an effort to prevent microplastics from polluting Texas waters.

The bill would establish a zero discharge standard of plastics for stormwater and wastewater released from facilities that manufacture, handle or transport preproduction plastics, including pellets, powders, flakes and fibers, said Neil McQueen, vice chair of the Surfrider Foundation’s Texas Costal Bend Chapter, who is working with Hunter on the bill.

Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at kvenable@vicad.com.

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