WPA Speaks at NPE: Plastic bans, EPR laws not going away

Bans on plastic bags and take-out polystyrene containers aren’t going to easily go away and are only part of a larger effort to get rid of products seen as litter or marine debris, says Laurie Hansen, executive director of the Western Plastics Association.  And next on the horizon, she says, are extended producer responsibility laws.  “They are all happening because litter is happening and marine debris is happening,” said Hansen during a presentation at the Business of Plastics conference at NPE2012. “Litter and marine debris is the hot button issue on the West Coast. Paper and aluminum sink, but that’s not what’s targeted. It’s what floats and that’s plastic.”   By Mike Verespej See Full Story

Source:  Plastics News

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