Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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DIGEST

Producer recycling of waste packaging and paper. Requires every producer of a product or material that results in waste packaging or waste printed paper to register with the department of environmental management (department) and, either singly or jointly with one or more other producers, to submit to the department for approval a producer recycling program plan under which the producer or group of producers will provide for or finance the recycling of packaging and printed paper. Provides that a proposed producer recycling program plan must include a description of the methods by which packaging and printed paper will be collected Producer recycling of waste packaging and paper. Requires every producer of a product or material that results in waste packaging or waste printed paper to register with the department of environmental management (department) and, either singly or jointly with one or more other producers, to submit to the department for approval a producer recycling program plan under which the producer or group of producers will provide for or finance the recycling of packaging and printed paper. Provides that a proposed producer recycling program plan must include a description of the methods by which packaging and printed paper will be collected from households in a convenient manner in all parts of Indiana and recycled, an explanation of how the plan will be financed, and other contents. Requires a producer or group of producers to solicit comments and input from stakeholders on its proposed producer recycling program plan. Provides that the department may require a producer or group of producers to revise a producer recycling program plan that does not meet the requirements of the law. Requires that a producer recycling program plan, once accepted by the department, be updated every two years. Establishes goals of: (1) recycling 50% of all household packaging and printed paper by July 1, 2023; and (2) recycling 60% of all household packaging and printed paper by July 1, 2026. Exempts a producer of packaging or printed paper with gross sales in Indiana of less than $250,000 per year from compliance with these requirements, and provides that a producer of packaging or printed paper with gross sales in Indiana of at least $250,000 but less than $500,000 is required to pay an annual fee to a producer recycling organization of not more than $750 but is not otherwise required to comply with these requirements. ... View more