Recycling – Consumer Brands Association (CBA) Position

On June 17, 2020, Meghan Stasz, a CBA VP, testified before a Senate committee during a hearing, titled “Responding to the Challenges Facing Recycling in the United States” – She noted: “… packaging innovation … relies on a functioning recycling system ... that system is at a breaking point. Recyclable packaging ends up where it shouldn’t … this breakdown needs to be recast as … [an] opportunity … CPG companies … [are] focused on getting to fully recyclable packaging by 2030 or sooner and using a much greater percentage of recycled content … There are nearly 10,000 individual recycling systems in America, each with different rules about what is recyclable and where and how it can be recycled … The … consumer confusion can be alleviated by harmonizing recycling rules across systems … CBA has identified two places where we see the greatest need for congressional action: … better data … [and] efforts to develop supply chains or end markets for recycled material must expand beyond state borders …” #Recycling #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic