The council was established after a recommendation by Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Recycling Working Group to modernize the state’s solid waste system and materials management policies, and to increase recovery of recyclable materials, according to a news release.
The council will be a stakeholder group with representatives from businesses involved in the collection, hauling, sorting, processing, sale and purchasing of recyclables. The council’s aim is to push modernization and innovation in material management by supporting recycling markets, increasing recovery and connecting with recycled product manufacturers.
“The recommendations of the Recycling Working Group will help us strengthen and expand the recycling and reuse economy in Connecticut,” Malloy said. “Modernizing the state’s process will support an industry that is nearly 5,000 strong and contributes hundreds of millions to our local economy – and it will reduce the volume of trash and air pollution.”