Lawmakers and members of Connecticut’s complex recycling industry can’t agree on what to do when it comes to the state’s bottle law.
The 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly ended at midnight Wednesday, leaving the usual list of wins, losses and unfinished business. The biggest item left on the to-do list is the budget.
As curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete.
Connecticut’s “bag tax” could start this October, requiring a nickel tax on non-reusable bags at the supermarket and other retailers.
Two proposals for a paid family and medical leave program cleared a key legislative committee this week.
The CFA had one of its most successful sessions to date, defeating all legislation that would have adversely impacted the food industry.