Connecticut Forms Recycling Council

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 15, 2013

1 Min Read
Connecticut Forms Recycling Council

Connecticut has formed the Recycling Market Development Council to expand the state’s recycling efforts.

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.”

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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