Vermont lawmakers are looking at ways to further reduce waste from single-use products.
During a recent meeting, officials discussed options including the expansion of a bottle bill and a requirement for manufacturers to make products with post-consumer recycled content.
The state is already on track to implement a July 2020 ban on grocery store plastic bags and on reducing food waste.
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Even as Vermonters ready for a July 2020 ban on grocery store plastic bags and on trashing food scraps, a legislative panel is considering ways to further cut down on waste from single use products.
At a Tuesday meeting in the Statehouse, lawmakers and other members of the single use products working group debated options, including the expansion of the bottle bill and a requirement that manufacturers make products with post-consumer recycled content.
An endocrinologist testified, however, that plastics recycling does little to nothing to address the health concerns of plastic pollution.