The plastic age

Gast, Justin
February 2008
Resource Recycling;Feb2008, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p23
Trade Publication
The article discusses several programs and bills involving the recycling of plastic bottles and bags that were introduced or implemented in U.S. in 2007. In that year, seven plastic-related measures were enacted on two U.S. states while almost 133 plastics-related bills were introduced in other states. Several states have also introduced over 90 measures designed to expand or implement programs to recover used plastic beverage containers as well as bills to implement a plastic bag recycling program. At the national level, House Resolution 4238 also known as Bottle Recycling Climate Protection Act of 2007, which would help recoup billions of plastics shopping bags dispose each year in U.S., was also introduced by several lawmakers.


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