Promoting Recycling

Promoting Recycling

What’s New

The state legislature is considering multiple bills that will improve recycling in Pennsylvania. Two of these proposals will reauthorize Pennsylvania’s Recycling Fund which helps finance recycling programs across the Commonwealth. Another couple of bills will give counties the power to assess a fee on trash in order to fund countywide recycling programs. These pieces of legislation are critical to further protecting our environment, promoting recycling, and keeping reusable materials out of Pennsylvania’s landfills and incinerators.

How You Can Help

Email your state representative and senator today and ask them to support these important bills to fund Pennsylvania’s recycling efforts. Then, let your friends, family members and co-workers know about PennEnvironment’s effort to improve recycling in Pennsylvania.

Brief Summary

We all know that recycling is one of the quickest and easiest ways to help protect our environment.  That’s because recycling helps to keep recyclable materials out of our landfills and incinerators and makes sure that these resources are reused and turned into new products. It’s estimated that more than 20 million tons of waste have been diverted from Pennsylvania’s landfills and incinerators since 1988.

For many people, recycling is the first way that they learn about environmental protection and how we can help conserve natural resources.

So it’s critical that the state legislature take steps to improve Pennsylvania’s recycling efforts and reauthorize the state’s essential recycling programs. Currently, there are four bills pending in the Pennsylvania legislature that will either reauthorize the state’s Recycling Fund or reinstate funding options for Pennsylvania’s county recycling programs. To email your state representative and state senator on these issues, click here.

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