The Senate Has Passed the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act

HR8059, introduced by Rep Joe Neguse of Colorado, Tim Burchett of Tennessee and Bill Foster of Illinois, tasks EPA with studying and planning national composting strategy as part of of recycling infrastructure. The bipartisan companion bill, S3743, passed the Senate July 28 2022 by unanimous consent so now it is up to the House to make this happen. The Senate bill was introduced in March by Sen. Carper of Delaware and Sen. Boozman of Arkansas. The bills call for data collection, infrastructure quantification, study of compost production best practice, compost use markets and compostable packaging feedstocks, and funding for public education on composting.

Visit the USCC call of support for the HR8059 the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act link – https://p2a.co/g2ENeqB.Check out the USCC’s new advocacy toolkit at https://www.compostingcouncil.org/page/advocacy.