AOR Blog

03-29-2021

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...

03-25-2021

A new Virginia executive order aims to decrease plastic pollution and reduce the amount of solid waste going to landfills. Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Seventy-Seven Tuesday. According to a release from the governor’s office, the new order puts Virginia on a path to eliminate most single-use plastics at state...

03-24-2021

Malaysia will return a container of plastic trash en route from the United States as it violates new U.N. rules governing hazardous waste, the environment ministry said, one of the first signs of the regulations being enforced. Two years ago, more than 180 countries agreed to ban hard-to-recycle plastic waste trade in an...

03-24-2021

 

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03-23-2021

Two members of Congress will revive the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, which includes a national container deposit system and other sweeping changes. Representatives from the plastics industry have countered the push.

According to a March 22 press release from Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., the 2021 bill will be...

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