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New Jersey Legislators Work to Fix Statewide Recycling System

August 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

Legislators in New Jersey are examining ways to fix the state’s recycling system, where many communities are paying more to recycle than dispose of their trash.

The state seeks to not abandon three decades of recycling mandates but rather to take a new look at how to redevelop recycling markets and create new incentives to revive the sector.

NJ Spotlight reports that a hearing before the legislature’s top environmental committees is expected to lead to new bills to ban single-use plastic bags, straws and polystyrene foam containers, a measure vetoed by Gov. Phil Murphy last year, and to recycle food waste, a bill currently on his desk.

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