Senate Resolution to Support Recycling Introduced

Senate Resolution 251 (S. Res. 251) was introduced in the United States Senate on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 by Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). Senators Carper and Snowe were joined in the introduction of this bill by 12 Bipartisan Cosponsors; Senator Murray, (D-WA), Senator Lieberman (I-CT), Senator Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Baucus (D-MT), Senator Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Casey (D-PA), Senator Grassley (R-IA), Senator Tester (D-MT), Senator Whitehouse (D-RI), Senator Coons (D-DE), Senator Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Merkley (D-OR).

This Sense of the Senate Resolution expresses support for improvement in the collection, processing and use of recyclable materials throughout the United States.

The Resolution was supported by the following Recycling Roundtable members:

Paper Recycling Coalition
Solid Waste Association of North America
Steel Recycling Institute
National Solid Wastes Management Association
The Aluminum Association
American Forest & Paper Association
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Other organizations supporting the resolution include:

National Recycling Coalition
Recycling Organizations of North America
Environmental Paper Network
Container Recycling Institute

State Recycling Organizations supporting the Resolution include:

Illinois Recycling Association
Virginia Recycling Association
Iowa Recycling Association
The Kansas Organization of Recyclers
Colorado Association for Recycling
Professional Recyclers of Pennsylvania
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling
Indiana Recycling Coalition
Michigan Recycling Coalition
Oklahoma Recycling Association
Association of Ohio Recyclers
Association of New Jersey Recyclers
Tennessee Recycling Coalition
Association of Oregon Recyclers
Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin
Carolina Recycling Association

“The Paper Recycling Coalition is pleased to support Senate Resolution 251. The recycling industry in the United States has been one of the oldest and strongest proponents of protecting the country’s environment and economy. Congressional recognition of the value of this industry is an excellent way to educate its citizens about the importance of their role in recycling.”

—Fran McPoland, Paper Recycling Coalition

S. Res. 251