Recyclers praise ‘powerful’ plastics bill in Washington state – USA

Posted on January 27, 2023 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations


Washington state lawmakers are debating what would be a new approach in U.S. plastics policy — a massive bill combining producer responsibility, recycled-content requirements and bottle deposits — to dramatically raise recycling rates.

The plan is supported by local governments and environmental groups in the state. One industry group, the Association of Plastic Recyclers, called it a “gold standard” in a Jan. 17 state Senate hearing that had so many people sign up to comment it stretched into a second day.