NWRA Briefs Congressional Recycling Caucuses

NWRA Briefs Congressional Recycling Caucuses

Focus was Recent NWRA Studies on EPR for Packaging and Impact of Bottle Bills on Municipalities

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) briefed congressional staff representing members of the House and Senate recycling caucuses on June 1 on two recent studies issued by NWRA on Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging and the Economic Impact of Beverage Container Deposits on Municipal Recycling Processing Costs.

NWRA Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs Anne Germain gave the briefing and was joined by Chief Counsel and Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Jim Riley who provided an overview of the Association and its involvement in current recycling legislation before Congress.

Germain shared information about what EPR has accomplished in three European countries and the potential impacts that container deposit legislation, also known as bottle bills, could have on municipalities.

“NWRA has established itself as a trusted source of information on Capitol Hill,” said NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith. “Opportunities for our award-winning staff to engage with legislative staff to educate them on the latest available studies helps ensure that Congress makes well-informed decisions on matters that impact the waste and recycling industry.”

NWRA continues to work on heightening the Association’s public profile on Capitol Hill by giving issue briefings before the various congressional caucuses as well as providing testimony before congressional committees on topics impacting the waste and recycling industry.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, 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.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association