Advocacy

Listed on this page are examples of testimony and correspondence regarding legislation and regulation.

Much of our advocacy focuses on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). There is an excellent 4 page FAQ about EPR here.

CURRENT SESSION

H878/S610 /S517 An Act to save recycling costs in the commonwealth (Day/Rush/DiDomenico)

H995 An Act to require transparency and disclosure by materials recovery facilities (Rogers)

H938 An Act relative to paint recycling (Haddad)

S569/H988 An Act establishing a mattress stewardship plan (Kennedy/Philips)

S500 An Act requiring the establishment of recycling programs for ionization smoke detectors (Chandler)

H902 An Act relative to plastic bag reduction (Ehrlich, Eldridge)

PREVIOUS SESSION

Signed by SSRC and officials from 12 municipalities, the letter asks that updated regs require reporting by recycling facilities of tonnages and destinations by commodity, and the use of index pricing in billing


(Federal) – (H.R. 2238, S.984) The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2021: Reduce the production and use of certain commonly polluting single-use products, improve the responsibility of producers of consumer products in the collection and disposal of the products they sell into the marketplace, prevent pollution from consumer products from entering into food chains and waterways in the United States, and for other purposes

Section by section summary

Summary of Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020



H796: An Act relative to Paint Recycling


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