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US Senate recycling amendment cheered by ISRI

Archiv – A United States Senate committee drafted ’a historic climate change bill,’ according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) President Robin Wiener. The amendment was introduced by Senator Carper, co-chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus.United States | A United States Senate committee drafted ’a historic climate change bill,’ according to the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) President Robin Wiener. The amendment was introduced by Senator Carper, co-chair of the Senate Recycling Caucus.
’Recycling is a climate friendly industry and ISRI applauds the Committee for recognizing recycling as an essential activity to combat global climate change,” said Wiener. ’This amendment enhances the role recycling will play in reducing and avoiding emissions of greenhouse gases.’ The amendment strengthens recycling as a tool against climate change in two ways, according to the ISRI:
-It provides for a lifecycle study of the benefits of recycling regarding the reduction or avoidance of GHGs with a view toward the use of recyclables in the manufacturing process; the impact that design for recycling will have on increasing recyclables output; and the establishment of a standardised GHG emission reduction measurement and certification protocol for manufactured products and scrap recycling; and
-It provides funding to improve or increase various recycling activities in states for statewide programs.
’By all accounts and by every possible metric, the activity of recycling is among the most climate friendly activities imaginable,’ Mrs Wiener says. ’Recycling is prevalent in the United States, with both a private and a public infrastructure in place to immediately increase the recycling of materials as diverse as bridges, automobiles, pipes, office paper, tires, and computers, in addition to common household recyclables like cans, bottles and newspaper.’
In addition to ISRI, the following US recycling organisations support the Carper recycling amendment: Aluminium Association, Glass Packaging Institute (GPI), Paper Recycling Coalition (PRC), Owens-Illinois, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), Steel Recycling Institute (SRI), National Recycling Coalition (NRC), American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), National Solid Waste Management Association (NSWMA), and Tomra, North America.

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