Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Monday announced that he is establishing an 11-member working group to analyze and make recommendations on how the state can "modernize its approach to recycling, reduce waste through improved materials management and lower costs for municipalities and consumers."
“When we recycle more effectively and efficiently, we gain greater value from waste materials, improve our air quality and reduce costs,” Malloy said in a press release. “Thanks to recent significant advances in technology and a rise in value of the materials we currently treat as waste, Connecticut has an opportunity to transform our recycling system. This working group will tell us how to make the most of it.”
The Governor’s Modernizing Recycling Working Group will be responsible for examining include:
- modernizing the state’s recycling and materials management policies, including organic composting, recycling streams and methods, possible market frameworks and education;
- the governance, responsibilities and operations of the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority to ensure the state has the proper mechanisms for reducing waste, maximizing recycling and minimizing reliance on burning as a disposal method; and
- ensuring that Connecticut has a comprehensive plan for solid waste disposal and materials management that considers environmental impacts on host communities and the state as a whole.
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