Survey Shows State Recycling Managers Favor EPR,
According to SRLU Year-End Report
COLLEGE PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2000--More than 90%
of recycling managers responding to an annual survey indicated they
favor some form of "producer responsibility" (EPR) in the
U.S. according to the STATE RECYCLING LAWS UPDATE Year-End Edition
2000, published this week by Raymond Communications, Inc.
Of the 42 states responding to the survey, 27 of 29 answering a
question on EPR favored the idea. The survey results, as well as an
updated version of 32 issue summaries and a complete 50-state wrap of
existing laws are in the new SRLU Year-End Edition 2000.
The SRLU survey also showed the vast majority of recycling
managers are concerned about electronics waste. While only a few
states have any strategy to deal with the issue, eight indicated they
expect legislation within three years.
Almost half - 16 - indicated that there should either be EPR
legislation, advance disposal fees, or some other policy aimed at
ensuring manufacturers do their part. Most responses reflected a
concern that there is a financing gap on electronics recovery that
must be addressed in some way.
The Year-End Edition covers packaging mandates, container
deposits, recycled content laws, green labeling, resin coding,
landfill bans, heavy metals bans, tax incentives, purchasing
preferences for recycled products, flow control of trash, durables
recycling and composting. The report features a 50-state wrap-up of
what recycling laws are on the books.
This year, all 510 bill summaries for 2000 are in an Acrobat file in
disk, included with the
report. The report also features nine tables of laws
covering the U.S. and Canada.
A few highlights:
-- About six states amended their comprehensive recycling laws,
though only Maryland changed its recycling goal.
-- Six states amended their packaging laws, with California
expanding its deposit system.
-- Five states amended or enacted purchasing preference laws -
Idaho passed a new one.
-- While no states amended their tax incentive laws, many
have expired, so there are only 20 states left with such laws.
-- Three states enacted or amended heavy metals bans in products,
with New Hampshire passing a major ban on mercury in products.
The 130-page report is available by itself, or it is free with a
new subscription to SRLU, a monthly newsletter.
CONTACT: Recycling Laws International
Michele Raymond, Publisher, 301/345-4237
Fax: 301 345-4768
KEYWORD: MARYLAND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENVIRONMENT
Recycling Laws International/ State Recycling Laws Update
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