VT legislation

Rep. Margaret Cheney Discusses the EPR Bill on VPR

Representative Margaret Cheney, vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Charity Carbine-March, Environmental Health Advocate for VPIRG, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group spoke about expanding recycling in Vermont on VPR’s Vermont Edition on March 10.

Vermont EPR Bill Introduced

The Extended Producer Responsibility bill (H.218) was introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives on February 10 and assigned to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee.

The Extended Producer Responsibility bill would create a new solid waste program so that producers of packaging and printed material would be responsible for collecting and recycling these materials.
The producers would have to pay for the program and would be mandated to increase recycling rates.

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