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NWRA CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS RECYCLING LEGISLATION FOLLOWING HEARING

Thursday, February 6, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brandon Wright
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 6, 2020

NWRA CALLS ON CONGRESS TO PASS RECYCLING LEGISLATION FOLLOWING HEARING

Arlington, VA The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies held a hearing on “Strengthening Community Recycling Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.

“The National Waste and Recycling Association appreciates Congress for holding this hearing. We have worked with Congressional leaders on bipartisan solutions to increase both the quality and quantity of recycled materials with our support for Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) RECYCLE Act. The legislation would create a consumer recycling education and outreach grant program with in the Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to clean up America’s recycling stream.

“Furthermore, we actively opposed proposed legislation that would establish product stewardship or extended producer responsibility financing schemes. On behalf of the private waste collection industry, I urge Congress to pass bipartisan, responsible legislation like the RECYCLE Act,” said Darrell Smith, NWRA President and CEO.

Smith also said, “We will continue to work with stakeholders like Environmental Protection Agency and other federal partners to develop policies aimed at strengthening recycling programs.

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ABOUT NWRA

The National Waste and Recycling Association represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states, and DC and include companies that manage garbage, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

 Contact:

Brandon Wright

National Waste and Recycling Association

bwright@wasterecycling.org

202-364-3706