The state Senate passed various bills pertaining to recycling markets, climate change, clean energy and environmental programs and infrastructure.
The bill, however, faces uncertainty from the Republican-controlled Senate and a veto threat from President Trump.
The “garbage is collected by companies that aren’t required to report their recycling rates or meet waste reduction benchmarks,” Politico reports.
As landfills face closure and waste-to-energy projects stall, various counties in Hawaii are dealing with waste management issues.
NWRA released its annual report highlighting its 2019 accomplishments for the waste and recycling industry.
The bill requires recycling of food waste by large food waste generators that produce at least 52 tons per year of pre-consumer food waste.