The Wisconsin Legislature's special committee on single-use plastics, which convened for the first time only weeks ago, was established to find ways to minimize the amount of plastics in the state's landfills, said state Rep. Spencer Black, chairman of the committee. "Plastic, as a petrochemical product, contains a valuable resource that we should seek to use again instead of using it once and throwing it out," Black added. The committee has evaluated the opinions of experts, including those from the American Chemistry Council, and will meet again in October to decide its next steps.

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