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Why Industry and Government Want to Change the Rules Around a Universal Recycling Symbol

October 5, 2021

Via: Waste360

“Local jurisdictions and their haulers spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually educating our customers on what is recyclable in an effort to improve recycling rates and reduce contamination and recycling costs. But those dollars are wasted if the packaging or materials include markings that falsely claim they are recyclable.”

This is the collective comment from Waste Management, Athens Services, Waste Connections, California Waste and Recycling Association, among other trash and recycling companies and industry groups, who issued the statement in support of SB 343, which would tighten the reigns on use of the iconic “chasing arrows” recycling label. California’s governor has until Oct. 10 to sign or dismiss it.

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