Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Washington-based American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has issued a statement in support of the RECYCLE Act, proposed legislation introduced with bipartisan sponsors in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
Fellow Washington-based trade association the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) also has come out in favor of the proposed legislation, touting it as a way to “improve residential recycling programs.”
“The RECYCLE Act will help educate millions of Americans on how to recycle paper and paper-based products, increasing the quantity and quality of paper in the recycling stream,” says Brock of the AF&PA. “Providing grants to fund recycling education programs is a necessary step to help ensure consumers can successfully contribute to paper recycling’s success story.”
The text of the Senate bill (S-2941), which can be found on this web page, says the purpose of the proposed legislation is to “require the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to establish a consumer recycling education and outreach grant program, and for other purposes.
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