HB22-1355, Producer Responsibility Program for Recycling, PASSED!

A Statement from our Board President, Charles Kamenides on the Bill's passing:

Well, everyone, it came down to the last day of the legislative. session, but I am thrilled to report that HB22-1355 Producer Responsibility for Recycling has PASSED out of the Legislature and is on its way to the Governor for signature. It passed the Senate 21-14 and the House 40-25 on final passage. This. Is. Huge. It is the first of its kind policy in the US and will be a model that other states will look to as they contemplate their own approaches.

This was truly a huge collective effort by a coalition of very broad stakeholders that all had a critical part to play. Every one of us contributed to the success of this campaign and words can’t express how grateful I am to each and every one of you who contributed. Needless to say, I’m so proud of the work of this organization (our collective team) to get this enormous achievement done. 

We are working on a press release and you’ll see reports in the news over the next few days. We will keep you posted on bill signing, etc. In the meantime, please let us know if you have any questions.  

Special Kudos to Randy Moorman and Jenifer Freeman for leading this effort on our behalf!!
 
Job Well-Done Recycle Colorado!

Producer Responsibility was passed out of the Senate and the House, but is awaiting the Governor's signature to make it official. Some industries are trying to persuade the Governor to veto this bill. Thank you to those who sent over 100 emails in support of our Governor and Producer Responsibility. If you are a business, municipality or an individual that would like to contribute, please do so by writing an email.

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