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Rep. Stevens: Feds can set the table for recycling progress

Published: April 27, 2021
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U.S. Capitol building in the distance with U.S. flag and flowers in foreground.

U.S. Rep. Haley Stevens reintroduced the Plastic Waste Reduction and Recycling Act this month. | Phil Pasquini / Shutterstock

A federal lawmaker who is sponsoring legislation meant to support the plastics recycling sector says collaboration between all stakeholders, and government assistance, will bolster the U.S. recycling system.

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Asking what should count as recycling, EPA gets an earful

Published: April 20, 2021
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Sorted materials at the recycling facility.

The U.S. EPA received 108 public comments as the agency seeks to revise its recycling rate calculation methodology. | janstarik/Shutterstock

If food scraps from households are composted, should that count in the nation’s recycling rate? What if they’re fed to livestock or processed in anaerobic digesters?

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Vermont bottle bill update moves through legislature

Published: April 20, 2021
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The State Capitol Building in Montpelier, Vt.

Vermont’s current deposit system may soon expand to cover almost all beverages. | Victoria Lipov/Shutterstock

This story has been corrected.

Legislation that expands a Northeast state’s container deposit law passed one chamber and has moved to the state Senate for consideration. The bill adds additional beverage types into the deposit program.

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