With the backlash towards plastics, junk removal Orange County and across the US have been shifting gears to take advantage in the change in appeal. Washington recently saw another big move in accordance, as two members of Congress, alongside trade groups dealing in waste management, plastics, and other materials revealed a $500mn legislative plan that would provide federal funding to support recycling and waste management.
The legislation, named Realizing the Economic Opportunities and Values of Expanding Recycling Act, or RECYCLE Act, would be putting aside half a billion dollars’ worth of federal matching funds, which would be distributed to states, local governments, as well as tribes, to be used in investing in the improvement of recycling infrastructure across the US. The bill received support from Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-California, and Rep. Larry Buchson, R-Indiana.
Buchson issued a statement on the act, saying that the US is facing a recycling crisis thanks to an inadequate infrastructure, combined with the inability to deal with the contamination of waste streams. Without the proper infrastructure in place to facilitate proper recycling, Buchson says, the US won’t be able to recycle waste, and they’ll end up in a landfill, or somewhere in the environment as litter.
The legislation got a lot of backing from several key figures in the US, like the Plastics Industry Association, the Vinyl Institute, the American Chemistry Council, as well as PepsiCo. Inc. and Unilever PLC.
Plastics Industry Association President and CEO Tony Radoszewski says that the bipartisan bill will aid in dealing with the issues in the US’ infrastructure, which leads to junk removal Orange County and other waste disposal endeavors dealing with issues, and the waste ending up in the environment, particularly in the oceans and waterways.
A statement from Rep. Cardenas added that the legislation will also require that the EPA submit a report within the next 2 years that outlines how implementation will go, as well as prevent the EPA from using its funds in any way that supports incineration.
Cardenas says that, via public-private partnerships and grants, communities across the US will be supported in creating and modernizing their recycling infrastructure.