House Passes Amendment to Develop a National Recycling Strategy

Development of a US National Recycling Strategy would be required by an amendment included in an appropriations bill adopted June 26, 2019 by the House of Representatives. The amendment, if included in Senate passed legislation and signed by the President, would require EPA to “… develop a national recycling strategy to ensure the long-term economic and environmental viability of local recycling programs …”

The amendment is included in H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020. The amendment was offered by Rep. Haley Stevens of Michigan and co-sponsored by Rep. Kim Schrier of Washington, who commented that “… Our federal government cannot ignore this issue. Plastic use is skyrocketing and our domestic recycling infrastructure is unequipped to keep up …” See Press Release details on the Haley Stevens website.