Plastic Waste – New York State Considering Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Legislation

According to an April 5, 2021 Waste 360 story the State of New York “… is considering an EPR bill (S1185B) that, if passed, will require brands of consumer packaging and paper products to pay to recycle these materials. This includes plastics #1-7, metals, glass, as well as paper from packaging ... producers could sell only what state regulators deem acceptable … municipalities could continue running recycling programs … producers would reimburse the government for the work … the Senate and House … are working on separate versions …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling @Waste360