Michael Kimmelman’s article in the NYT is right on point. It is past time that the United States adopts EPR laws to make the manufacturers of containers and products responsible for the cost of their recycling. The EPR cost is negligible to the consumer…indeed one study showed that the cost increase per item was $0.0056. (That’s 1/2 a cent).
If New York State can do this, why can’t New Jersey?
We are still waiting on a Paint Care Bill…maybe, once that is done, we can move across the spectrum…..
Just one note to Mr. Kimmelman….STOP CALLING RECYCLING TRASH….YOUR USE OF THE TERM TRASH SORTING IS PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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Recycling in America Is a Mess. A New Bill Could Clean It Up.