Recycling – Senate EPW Hearing Addresses Recycling and Composting

On February 2, 2022, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals to Improve Domestic Recycling and Composting Programs” – Witnesses were representatives of the Biodegradable Products Institute, Detroit Dirt, National Waste and Recycling Association, and International Paper – Their statements are available on the committee website and the introductory statement by Committee Chair, Tom Carper of Delaware is here: - He noted that the hearing focused on the introduced Recycling and Composting Accountability Act which would “… improve EPA’s ability to gather data on our nation’s recycling systems and explore opportunities for implementing a national composting strategy … [and the introduced] Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act [which would create] a pilot program at EPA to improve recycling services in underserved areas …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling