Packaging Fees Proposed for Residential Recycling Infrastructure and Education

According to an October 6, 2020 Resource-Recycling dot com story “… The Recycling Partnership on Sept. 29 released “Accelerating Recycling a policy document outlining a proposal that includes fees paid by brands and packaging producers … [and which] goes into details on a per-ton disposal fee that could be required at landfills, incinerators and waste-to-energy plants, with the revenue going to local governments for recycling programs. That surcharge would come in addition to current tip fees at those disposal sites … the American Chemistry Council (ACC) published a document indicating … support for packaging fees across multiple material types as well as disposal fees to equalize the costs of disposal versus recycling … The fees outlined by The Recycling Partnership would be paid by brands based on the amount of packaging and printed paper sold in the retail sector ... The program would offer “eco-modulation” discounts” …” - Web links to the story and policy document are included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at