Environmentalists, Industry Split Over EPA Recycling Rate Measurement

March 31, 2021
Environmentalists, industry and states are split over how EPA should measure the recycling rate as the United States attempts to reach a 50 percent rate by 2030, with differences among environmentalists and the chemical industry over whether to include chemical recycling, incineration and other management methods when calculating rates. “Burning things is not recycling them at all, regardless of what technology is used and whether it generates energy or a byproduct,” say environmental groups in March 8 comments to EPA...

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