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Colorado Plastic Bag Fee Helping Local Recycling Facilities

June 1, 2023

Via: Waste360

Six months ago, Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act put a 10-cent fee statewide on single-use plastics. Since, early data suggests the change is helping local recycling centers.

Eco-Cycle, a center in Colorado for hard-to-recycle materials, has been pushing for a ban on single-use bags for a while. While the complete data isn’t ready to share, Randy Moorman, Director of Policy and Community Campaigns for Eco-Cycle, says they have seen a reduction in plastic bags and contamination, since the Act has been put in place.

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