EPR still top recycling issue for state policymakers, but plastics and repair laws also on the horizon
States like Washington, Tennessee, and New Jersey have already introduced EPR for packaging bills in January and numerous other states plan to introduce their bills soon.
The difference this year is that states are expected to pursue more types of EPR bills that tackle the nuances of the state's wider waste management picture, not just the mechanics of producer responsibility, said Kate Bailey, chief policy director at the Association of Plastics Recyclers. "These policies have to be built around an understanding of local infrastructure," she said during Waste Dive's recent recycling webinar.
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