Recycling – Local Programs Affected by Funding Shortfalls

According to a May 27, 2020 Resource Recycling story “… In several communities of varying sizes around the country recycling programs are facing cuts due to budget constraints … It’s too early to say how big of a hole COVID-19 will punch in municipal budgets. But communities are already facing tough decisions about how to allocate limited resources, and in some cases, recycling isn’t making the cut … advocacy groups are calling for outside funding to help resolve the shortfalls … The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) … [has] urged Congress to provide funding to cities, towns and villages in future COVID-19 federal assistance packages … Specifically, the organization asked leaders to support legislation that provides $500 billion in federal aid over two years to local governments and gives localities flexibility in how they use the money to address COVID-19 budget impacts …” #Recycling #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticWaste