Smith Bill To Enhance Plastic Recycling In New Jersey Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which would require a higher recycling standard for plastic packaging sold in New Jersey to promote recycling, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease our dependence on foreign oil was approved today by the Senate by a vote of 25-10.

“New Jersey’s natural resources are absolutely precious, and we must do everything in our power to promote conservation and reuse,” said Senator Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee. “By encouraging greater use of recycled plastics, we will save on landfill space, conserve petroleum used in the production of plastics, and cut down on the emissions associated with producing virgin plastics, or those that contain no recycled content. The measure is far reaching and will protect the environmental health of New Jersey in so many ways.”

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Bob Smith which would require a higher recycling standard for plastic packaging sold in New Jersey to promote recycling, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease our dependence on foreign oil was approved today by the Senate by a vote of 25-10.

“New Jersey’s natural resources are absolutely precious, and we must do everything in our power to promote conservation and reuse,” said Senator Smith, D-Middlesex and Somerset, the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee. “By encouraging greater use of recycled plastics, we will save on landfill space, conserve petroleum used in the production of plastics, and cut down on the emissions associated with producing virgin plastics, or those that contain no recycled content. The measure is far reaching and will protect the environmental health of New Jersey in so many ways.”

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