Das pre-files Extended Producer Responsibility bill for packaging, first of several environmental protection policies introduced for the 2021 session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Jan. 6, 2020 Das pre-files Extended Producer Responsibility bill for Packaging, first of several environmental protection policies introduced for the 2021 session A bill pre-filed by Sen. Mona Das (D-Kent) would create an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program in which producers fund and operate an efficient, sustainable system for recycling packaging and paper products including plastic, metal, paper and glass. The bill would require that producers achieve recycling and reuse targets and use recycled content in new products and packaging, overseen and enforced by the Washington State Department of Ecology. “This bill is about protecting both our planet and us, as consumers,” said Das. “It would shift the cost of recycling from ratepayers to producers. This means the burden ...

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