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.
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) S.3263, HR5845 – The Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act of 2020: Reduce the production and use of certain commonly polluting single-use plastic products, improve the responsibility of producers of consumer products in the collection and disposal of the products the producers sell into the marketplace, prevent pollution from consumer products from entering into animal and human food chains and waterways in the United States, and for other purposes
Summary of Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act
H771: An Act Reducing Plastic Bag Pollution
H796: An Act relative to Paint Recycling
S2388 : Study Commission on Mattress Recycling
H447: Packaging producer responsibility
S2174: Investigation and study by a special commission relative to mattress recycling
Letter requesting cosponsorship of S2174 , Investigation by a special commission relative to mattress recycling, Sept 26,2017