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First Person Perspective: Welcome to the year of recycling policy

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In November 2019, two complementary bills were introduced to Congress aiming to bring additional funding to materials recovery initiatives. | Nicole S Glass/Shutterstock

With the new year now underway, government leaders are refocusing on issues that may have been put on the back-burner toward the end of 2019.

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Details on a sweeping US recycling bill

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The legislation includes a national bottle bill, which experts say would significantly boost the container recycling rate. | Orhan Cam/Shutterstock

Two Congressmen today introduced a comprehensive waste management and recycling support bill. This week, they shared details about the legislation and expressed optimism that it will garner bipartisan support.

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Sweeping plastics ballot initiative submitted in California

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Recology CEO Michael Sangiacomo told an audience at the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show his company would help bankroll a California initiative taking aim at plastic waste. | Brian Adams Photography

The CEO of West Coast hauler Recology recently teamed up with environmentalists to submit an initiative that would put single-use plastics management in front of voters in the state. Continue Reading

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Here’s what is (and isn’t) becoming law in California

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Among the bills Governor Newsom signed is one which prohibits hotels from providing plastic single-use shampoo, conditioner and lotion bottles. | Susanne Pommer/Shutterstock

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed legislation forcing beverage companies to use increasingly higher percentages of recycled plastic in coming years, but he signed other bills of consequence.

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