MDE Recycling Markets Study Would Help Local Recycling Programs

MACo Policy Associate Alex Butler testified to before the House Environment & Transportation Committee to support HB 1452 – Department of the Environment – Office of Recycling – Recycling Market. The bill would require the Office of Recycling contained within the Maryland Department of the Environment to identify new and existing markets for recycled commodities.

From the MACo Testimony:

In Maryland, the State mandates that counties reach certain recycling goals, and central to the revenue keeping these programs viable is the sale of commodities. HB 1452 would require the State offer some assistance by identifying new and existing local markets to keep recycled material closer to where they were first used, thus reducing the costs and vehicle emissions associated with transporting commodities.

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