Some New York lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would shift the cost of recycling away from municipalities to the producers of packaging and paper products. However, critics say this could really hurt the newspaper industry.
Connecticut lawmakers in the state’s environment committee have advanced a bill that changes the current bottle return system. The legislation would increase deposits for certain bottles from five to 10 cents.
Connecticut’s Materials Innovations and Recycling Authority (MIRA) has been accused of violating the state’s freedom of information law. The agency included details in its minutes that were not publicly available on video recordings of its meetings.