Maine Becomes First State To Make Businesses Pay For Packaging Waste | Earthwhile

Maine Gov. Janet Mills has signed a first-in-the-nation bill that will shift the cost of disposing packaging materials away from Maine communities and onto the companies that create them.

Conservation groups cheered the passage of the bill on Tuesday.

Sarah Nichols of the Natural Resources Council of Maine says when the program gets going it will provide millions of dollars to Maine towns and cities that have struggled to fund recycling programs in recent years.

Source: Maine Becomes First State To Make Businesses Pay For Packaging Waste | Earthwhile