ACC Resists House Push For EPA To Strictly Regulate Plastics Recycling

May 4, 2022
The chemical sector is resisting House Democrats’ efforts to pressure EPA to investigate the adverse impacts of chemical plastics “recycling” and to force the agency to strictly regulate the process as waste incineration as environmentalists seek, rather than “manufacturing” subject to weaker rules that the industry favors. “Regulating advanced recycling as solid waste incineration would be inconsistent with Clean Air Act legal criteria and the 18 states that have passed laws appropriately regulating these facilities as manufacturing operations,” Joshua Baca,...

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