Printer Friendly

'FINAL LINK' IN STATE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IS PROPOSED

 'FINAL LINK' IN STATE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IS PROPOSED
 OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing the amount of unnecessary consumer packaging and stimulating the market for recycled materials are the goals of legislation being introduced by Rep. Nancy Rust, D-Seattle, chair of the House Environmental Affairs Committee. Rust joined Jan Glick, executive director of Washington Citizens for Recycling in unveiling the proposal at an Olympia news conference.
 "This bill offers the final link in carrying out the state priorities for managing solid waste established by the Waste Not Washington Act in 1989, namely to reduce, reuse and recycle," Glick said. "It encourages the reuse of packaging, stimulates markets for recyclable materials by setting packaging content standards and cuts the waste headed for landfills by requiring a reduction of unnecessary packaging."
 Specifically, the bill would:
 -- Encourage reuse by exempting from standards any packaging that
 is refilled or reused;
 -- Establish standards to be met by 1995 and 2000 for reducing
 packaging and increasing recycled content;
 -- Provides manufacturers the flexibility by providing an
 exemption from packaging standards if the materials used have
 been reduced to the maximum extent practical, or if recycling
 collection rates for that material meet or exceed standards;
 -- Establish for consumers clear labeling standards for claims of
 recyclability and recycled content;
 -- Provide administration by Department of Ecology and enforcement
 by the Attorney General within existing staff.
 The proposed bill is similar to proposals in other states and to a portion of Congressional legislation to reinstate the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act being introduced by second district Congressmember Al Swift, D-Wash.
 "It's the direction in which the nation is heading," Glick said. "Once again, Washington has the opportunity to lead the way on solid waste management."
 Washington Citizens For Recycling Foundation is a nonprofit statewide organization dedicated to solid waste solutions through reduction, reuse and recycling.
 -0- 1/9/92
 /CONTACT: David Stitzel, 206-343-5171; Mike Todd, 206-939-9479; or Denny Fleenor, 206-632-4399, all of the Washington Citizens for Recycling/ CO: Washington Citizens for Recycling Foundation ST: Washington IN: SU:


JH-SC -- SE009 -- 8366 01/09/92 16:01 EST
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Jan 9, 1992
Words:347
Previous Article:SHELL OIL OFFERS $250 MILLION OF 6.00 PERCENT NOTES
Next Article:GROW GROUP REPURCHASES PORTIONS OF EQUITY BLOCK AND DEBENTURES; RESTRUCTURING PROGRAM ON PLAN
Topics:


Related Articles
Group acts on regulatory issues.
Many serious issues surround the RCRA reauthorization.
ERS MOVES AHEAD IN MASSACHUSETTS PERMITTING PROCESS
EPA proposes extended deadline for landfill compliance, seeks city comments.
NLC witness says local governments must control solid waste flow.
KAISER-BURRTEC WEST VALLEY MATERIALS RECOVERY FACILITY RECEIVES STATE APPROVAL
EAGLE MOUNTAIN LANDFILL PROJECT WINSCRITICAL WATER QUALITY PERMIT APPROVAL
STARTEC PRESENTS PROPOSAL TO SUMMIT-AKRON SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters