Plastic Bag Recycling Resolution Introduced in U.S. Congress

On July 1, 2010, U.S. Representative Nita Lowey introduced the following questionable legislation:

Resolution encouraging state and local governments to establish plastic bag recycling programs

  • H. Res. 1506, introduced 7/1/10
    • This is just a non-binding resolution encouraging the adoption of state and local recycling laws.
    • Mandatory recycling laws are often industry-sponsored and often preempt local bans and/or fees (tread carefully!).
    • status: referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce.