Recycling & compost

Nearly all of America’s trash could be composted and recycled. But we’ve got a lot of work to do to get there.

Most of us put our recyclables out for collection. But it’s going to take more than individual action to deal with our trash problem. Only 24% of our trash actually gets recycled, and only 9% gets composted. We can do better. Together we can share information, resources and push our leaders to build a better recycling and composting system. 

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Op-Ed: Time to Take Out the Plastic Trash Bags

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Op-Ed: Time to Take Out the Plastic Trash Bags

Missouri is one of several states across the country that have a preemption law in place around plastic bags. These laws prevent local governments from enacting any regulation on plastic bag reduction. Environment Missouri is working to repeal this legislation so local governments can decide how best to reduce their plastic waste. 

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Statement: Environment Missouri supports promising effort to end plastic pre-emption laws

Beyond plastic

Statement: Environment Missouri supports promising effort to end plastic pre-emption laws

State Rep. Ingrid Burnett filed a bill (HB 227) Tuesday that would repeal Missouri’s plastic pre-emption law. This regulation prohibits local governments from regulating the use of single-use plastic bags. By rescinding it, counties and municipalities would be allowed to ban these pollution-causing plastic containers and replace them with more environmentally friendly options, such as reusable bags or paper.

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