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Legislation in NY To Create 1st Recycling License Plate in nation
- Subject: Legislation in NY To Create 1st Recycling License Plate in nation
- From: Gary Liss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2005 09:22:16 -0700
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Apologies for Cross-Postings
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 09:11:30 -0400
From: Pete Wirth <email@example.com>
For More Information
For Immediate Release
NYSAR3 Board member
Legislation Introduced To
Albany, NY - April 5: -
The New York State Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3)
today praised the introduction of legislation to create a New York
Recycles "Issues" license plate.
The Plate was developed by the New York State Department of Motor
Vehicles in Partnership with the New York State Association for Reduction
Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3).
Create Recycles Issue License Plate
First Recycling License Plate in the Country
"This is the first
recycling license plate issued in the United States."
said Sharon Fisher, President of NYSAR3, "Other states including the
State of Washington are looking to emulate it."
The license plate
features a logo of the green chasing arrows recycling symbol overlaid on
a silhouette of New York State. Along the bottom of the plate it reads
"Reduce Reuse Recycle" and in the lower left hand corner, below
the logo it reads "New York Recycles"
Senator Carl L.
Marcellino introduced the legislation in the Senate and Assemblyman
William Colton has introduced the bill in the
"Displaying the New
York Recycles License Plate on a vehicle shows pride in New York's
Recycling Programs." stated Senator
Marcellino, "New York communities throughout the state have worked
hard, with support of New York State Government, to implement effective
recycling programs. These programs demonstrate the ability of New Yorkers
to form effective partnerships between governments, citizens and the
private sector to create a sustainable economy in New York
represents a portion of both Nassau and Suffolk counties. He
is Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee.
Colton stated, ?Recycling has become an integral part of managing solid
and hazardous wastes in New York State. This license plate offers
New Yorkers the opportunity to demonstrate their personal commitment to
the concepts of reduction, reuse and recycling. In addition,
purchase of the license plate increases funding for municipal recycling
programs through the deposit of the annual purchase fee into the
Environmental Protection Fund.?
represents part of Brooklyn, NY City. He is Chairman of the Legislative
Commission on Solid Waste Management. The Commission is charged with
studying solid waste issues in New York and proposing legislation to
address those issues.
sustainability and is good public policy. Every community in New York is
legally required to have recycling programs in place. There is strong
public support for recycling and I support efforts, such as this one,
which educate the public about the many benefits of recycling," said
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer was
instrumental in working with communities that had stopped recycling to
reintroduce their recycling programs - as state law requires. In
each instance, the programs have been made more effective and have been
met with public support.
The bill requires the
$25 dollar annual fee from each license plate sale and renewal to be
credited to the Environmental Protection Fund?s Solid Waste Account to
fund municipal waste reduction or recycling activities.
NYSAR3 created an
organizational plate in partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles
last year. The legislation will change the plate, from an Organizational
Plate, which is currently available, to an Issues Plate. This change
would allow the dedication of the $25 annual fee to the Environmental
Protection Fund. The $25 fee is charged to all custom plate owners. The
change would also raise the visibility of the license plate on the
Department of Motor Vehicles Custom Plates website.
To purchase the New York
Recycles Plate go to the DMV Website, Custom Plate Section at
http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/cplates.htm and click on Causes and
Organizations. Go to the Organizations section and scroll down until you
find the plate of the New York State Association for Reduction Reuse and
Recycling. Click on the ?Order Now? button and you are on your way to
owning the New York Recycles plate. After the Legislation is passed you
will find the plate in the Causes section at the top under New York
The New York State
Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) is a statewide
Association that was formed in 1988. It is dedicated to promoting
recycling and providing educational and networking opportunities to
public and private recycling professionals
throughout New York State. It also supports citizens, advocates and
not-for profit organizations dedicated to waste prevention, material
reuse and recycling.
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