Support Municipal Recycling Programs

Last updated: Jun 2, 2019

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: Passed
Sponsor: Representative Mick Devin, House 51
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 1431



UPDATE: This bill has been passed and signed by the governor.


This resolve requires the Department of Environmental Protection to develop proposed legislation to establish a new product stewardship program requiring producers of packaging to assist Maine municipalities in managing and financing packaging waste disposal and recycling programs in the State. The proposed legislation is required also to incentivize producers of packaging to design packaging to be recycled or made of recycled content to strengthen the recycling markets. The resolve requires the department to submit the proposed legislation to the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources no later than December 16, 2019.