House subcommittee members urge ‘complementary’ recycling efforts but differ on new plastics

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During a House subcommittee hearing Thursday, lawmakers discussed how to balance enacting effective recycling solutions with protecting business interests and supply chains.

The Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change members discussed four bills that represent varied approaches to tackling longtime recycling hurdles, saying there is “no time to waste” on reducing litter and boosting recycling rates. Infrastructure improvements, data collection, access to recycling in rural or low-income areas and efforts to reduce some plastic production and use are among the strategies they addressed. 

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