NY Bill Would Shift Recycling Burden to Packaging Producers

NY Bill Would Shift Recycling Burden to Packaging Producers

 A new bill introduced in New York’s state legislature would make manufacturers responsible for the entire life of their product. They would be required to pick up the tab for recycling costs, which in turn would incentivize more reusable packaging in order to keep costs down. This concept, called extended producer responsibility, has been introduced in other U.S. state legislatures and is already being applied in parts of Europe and Canada.

Why this Matters: If corporations were taking responsibility for their pollution that would be a big deal.

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