Senators Back New Federal Action To Aid Recycling But Specifics Hazy

June 17, 2020
Senators from both parties appear open to new federal action that would bolster recycling programs to combat a growing plastic-waste crisis, but what that action would look like remains unclear as neither side is embracing a Democratic bill to enforce “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) mandates for manufacturers. During a June 17 hearing of the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), Republicans and Democrats alike agreed with witnesses who said the U.S. recycling system cannot keep up with demand...

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