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Moving Connecticut toward zero waste

Connecticut made a conscious decision 40 years ago to transform its waste management by phasing out landfills and investing in incinerators.  However, the decision we face today is not between burning or burying our waste -- it is between seeing the material we throw away as waste, or seeing it as material with a market value if handled properly.  A new bill introduced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy gives us the opportunity to transform again,  from managing waste to managing material, moving us closer to zero waste.

Governor's Recycling Bill Advances

By | Abe Scarr
Director

The Governor's recycling bill, Senate Bill 27, has been reported favorably out of the Environment Committee. 

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ConnPIRG Testimony on Governor's Bill 27

ConnPIRG's testimony today in support of Governor's Bill 27, before the Environment Committee

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Improving recycling in Connecticut

Governor’s S.B. No. 27 addresses several goals including a new solid waste management plan, setting a timeline to “repurpose” the Hartford incinerator, and create what will be known as the Connecticut Recycling Foundation

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Environment Committee Hears Testimony on Bottle Bill Update at Public Hearing

On Friday February 28th, the Environment Committee heard testimony on a proposed bill to update Connecticut's Bottle Bill, Senate Bill No. 69.  ConnPIRG supports the update to our state's most effective recycling program.

Increasing Recycling Through Regionalism

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Today's meeting of Connecticut's Solid Waste Advisory Committee focused on regionalism.

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ConnPIRG Delivers Valentines, over 4,000 petitions supporting an Updated Bottle Bill to Legislators

On Valentine’s Day, ConnPIRG staff, student volunteers and citizen members delivered over 4,000 petitions to legislators asking for an update to the Bottle Bill.

Be Mine: An Updated Bottle Bill

We're delivering valentines to legislators including over 4,000 petition signatures today.  The message is clear: Connecticut loves the bottle bill.  Check back later for more updates.

Recycling Bill Introduced

By | Abe Scarr
Director

On the first day of the legislative session, a bill was introduced that would significantly overhaul recycling in Connecticut.

Small Business Supports an Updated Bottle Bill

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Small, local businesses have signed on in support of updating the bottle bill, and this week we reached a milestone.  Over 50 businesses -restaurants, package stores, grocers, and others - agree that it’s past time for a common sense update to the bottle bill.

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