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To reduce waste, conserve natural resources and address the mounting climate crisis, America needs more recycling and composting.

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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

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Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products on lands managed by the Department of the Interior by 2032. The order is intended to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags at national parks and on other public lands.

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Transformational producer responsibility recycling bill passes first cmte

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Transformational producer responsibility recycling bill passes first cmte

Building on successful programs in dozens of countries and recent action taken by Maine and Oregon, the bipartisan producer responsibility bill, HB22-1355, passed out of its first committee with a 7-5 vote. The bill will transform Colorado’s dismal recycling system, creating the infrastructure to collect and reuse valuable glass, aluminum and paper and the incentives for large companies to reduce the amount of non recyclable and unnecessary packaging that comes wrapped around products. 

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CoPIRG supports producer responsibility bill to reduce waste, transform Colorado’s recycling system

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CoPIRG supports producer responsibility bill to reduce waste, transform Colorado’s recycling system

Building on successful programs in dozens of countries and recent action taken by Maine and Oregon, a bipartisan team of Colorado legislators introduced a producer responsibility bill, HB22-1355, that will transform Colorado’s dismal recycling system, creating the infrastructure to reuse valuable glass, aluminum and paper and the incentives for large companies to reduce the amount of non recyclable and unnecessary packaging that comes wrapped around our stuff.  

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