Recycling Leadership Council (RLC) Releases Blueprint for Federal Action

On February 4, 2021, the Consumer Brands Association announced the availability of a Recycling Leadership Council (RLC) “Blueprint for America’s Recycling System” which “… outlines three areas where the federal government can make a meaningful difference in America’s recycling future: Create clear data collection and reporting requirements to further understand the problem and inform the creation of a system that works … Develop national standards and definitions across the nation’s nearly 10,000 recycling systems, providing clear guidance to states and municipalities and taking confusion out of the process …

Support states with targeted infrastructure investments, tax credits and grants. Funding must be dedicated to the systems themselves, such as enhancing recycling infrastructure or educating consumers … [RLC members are] united by their belief that sweeping change is imperative to fixing recycling in America and integral to the long-term health of the planet …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling