My comments after reading the forwarded
news item are below...
Recycling rates figure in to
climate change bill
Dec. 6 -- Recycling made its debut
in a landmark climate change bill Wednesday with acceptance of an amendment
offered by Sen. Tom Carper.
The amendment is part of America´s
Climate Security Act, which the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
approved by an 11-8 vote. It will advance to the Senate floor next year.
Carper´s three-part amendment
requires states to use some of their allowance of pollution credits to
increase recycling rates, allows certain recycling projects to qualify
as offset credits and commissions a study to specify and verify how recycling
on every level can reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. Carper, D-Del.,
is co-chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus.
"ISRI applauds Sen. Carper
for recognizing recycling as an essential activity to combat global climate
change," said Robin Wiener, president of the Institute of Scrap Recycling
Industries. "This amendment enhances the role recycling will play
in reducing and avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases."
Carper´s amendment also received
broad support from a broad coalition, including the Aluminum Association,
the Glass Packaging Institute, the Paper Recycling Coalition, the Solid
Waste Association of North America, the Steel Recycling Institute, the
National Recycling Coalition, the American Forest and Paper Association
and the National Solid Waste Management Association.
so,,, who's lobbying for P2?
Where's Phil and Andrea and other great
Delaware advocates for P2?
There's a Senate Recycling Caucus? And
a House Recycling Caucus? Who is on it?
who's advocating for waste min? sustainability,