During the same House session on February 2, Miller testified in support
of HB0217 Task Force on Recycling Policy and Recycling and Waste Systems in Maryland
. Miller commended the bill which calls for the creation of a task force to review the entire Maryland Recycling Act (enacted in 1998). MRA has been amended a number of times but now needs a full fresh look to make it more cohesive, more dynamic, and more fitting to the needs in Maryland. Read full statement.
Tuesday, February 8:
Executive Director Peter Houstle testified in support with amendments
of SB0143 – Maryland Paint Stewardship
(cross filed HB18
) during the Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee session. Houstle cited MRN’s support of the bill noting that will substantially increase the recycling of paint, a common consumer product that is not easily recycled. Read full statement.
Friday, February 18:
Chaz Miller testified in support with amendments
of HB0700 Products and Packaging – Labeling, Marketing, and Advertising for Recycling
during the House Environment and Transportation committee hearing (bill hearing starts at 2:30 on recording
). Miller cited the misleading use of the recycling arrow symbol that causes well-meaning citizens to recycle materials that are not actually recyclable. Read full statement.
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