Although plastic grocery bags make up just 15% of overall film plastic discards in the U.S., and a small percentage of the overall waste stream, they have become a symbolic lightning rod for environmentalists and the target of a wide array of legislation and management strategies nationwide. This webinar will examine four different options for either eliminating or recycling plastic bags – bans, taxes, EPR, and voluntary programs – from representatives of governments and organizations that support them. These speakers will discuss the benefits and drawbacks to each of their models, the factors that determine whether outcomes can be considered successful, and what additional steps need to be taken to recycle the broader spectrum of film plastics.
Contact InformationCompany: Product Stewardship Institute, Inc.
Name: Julia Jonas-Day