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EPA proposes new hazardous waste recycling regulations to address environmental justice concerns

EPA is has released for public comment its draft expanded environmental justice analysis of the 2008 definition of solid waste. The draft evaluates the rule’s potential impact on low-income and minority communities. EPA is also requesting public comment on the environmental justice analysis as...

State Net Environmental Law News: Michigan Governor Snyder Rolls Out Expanded Recycling Plan

SNYDER ROLLS OUT EXPANDED RECYCLING PLAN: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) released a proposal last week that would double the amount of residential waste that Wolverine State residents recycle. "Michigan has a strong tradition of protecting and enhancing its environment," Snyder said in a...

California Approves New Mattress Recycling Fee

Mattress retailers and manufacturers face new requirements in California in 2016. Responding to attempts to over-regulate disposal of used mattresses, a coalition of manufacturers and retailers sponsored legislation to create an industry managed recycling program. The primary objective of the program...