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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Environment Washington supports policy to modernize recycling, reduce waste

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Environment Washington supports policy to modernize recycling, reduce waste

On January 18, 2022, Environment Washington Advocate Pam Clough testified before the Washington Senate Committee on the Environment, Energy, and Technology in support of Senate Bill 5697, a proposed bill that would implement an extended producer responsbility program and ensure that packaging labels on products accuractly reflect the recyclability of the item.  

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Bill introduced to modernize Washington’s recycling system

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Bill introduced to modernize Washington’s recycling system

Senator Mona Das introduced the RENEW Recycling Act (SB 5697) on Wednesday January 5th, which would address problems with Washington's waste and recycling systems by holding packaging producers accountable for the waste they are creating. Representative Liz Berry plans to champion the bill in the House.

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