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CMRA bill signed in California.

Senate Bill 420, which will require the California Department of Transportation to use recycled aggregates in state paving projects unless economically unfeasible, has been signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) proposed the bill to the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality. The CMRA Issues & Education Fund also supported the bill on its march through the legislature. CMRA members testified in front of various committees and talked with legislators to gain support for the bill, which is expected to increase the use of recycled aggregates in the state.

"Not only is this bill good for recyclers," says William Turley, executive director of CMRA and associate publisher of Construction & Demolition Recycling, "it also is good for the taxpayers in the state because in most parts of California recycled aggregates for roadbase are priced lower than natural aggregate, or at least the same price, and they are almost always nearer to the project," he adds.
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Title Annotation:C & D NEWS
Publication:Recycling Today
Date:Nov 1, 2006
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