Bill would shift disposal costs (EPR – extended producer responsibility)

As communities around the country struggle to keep up with the increased costs of recycling, some legislators are looking into another option: transferring that cost to the companies that made the packaging in the first place.

State Rep. Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) on Jan. 9 will discuss a bill being drafted that is designed to transfer the cost of recycling from towns and cities back to the producers of packaged products. The event, sponsored by the Ellsworth Green Action Team, will be held at 7 p.m. at the Moore Center auditorium.

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