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HJ 620 Minimum recycling rate; reduction for municipal solid waste generated within a solid planning unit.

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SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Study; reduction of the minimum recycling rate for municipal solid waste generated within a solid waste planning unit; report. Requests the Secretary of Commerce and Trade and the Secretary of Natural Resources (the Secretaries) to jointly study a reduction of the minimum recycling rate for municipal solid waste generated within a solid waste planning unit. In conducting its study, the Secretaries are to (i) investigate the impact that China's reduced recyclable material contamination acceptance rate has had and is currently having on solid waste planning units in the Commonwealth; (ii) analyze the effect on the Commonwealth of reducing the minimum required recycling rate for solid waste planning units, including impacts to landfills, localities, ecosystems, and the economy; and (iii) propose one or more solutions to assist solid waste planning units and the Commonwealth as a whole, including recommending a specific reduction of the minimum recycling rate for municipal solid waste generated within a solid waste planning unit.


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