A Proposal for Recycling Paint, by Nancy Cohen, CPBNApr 22nd, 2010 | By Environmental Headlines -- CT environmental news | Category: Health, Recycling
Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would shift the responsibility for recycling and disposing of paint from cities and towns — to paint manufacturers. The House is expected to vote on it tomorrow.
Under the proposed law, paint producers would form a non-profit stewardship group that would arrange for the collection, recycling and re-use of oil-based and latex paint. The program would be paid for by increasing the cost of a can paint. In Oregon, which passed the first paint recycling law last year, the price of paint went up by 75 cents a gallon. Cheryl Reedy, Director of the Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority, said despite this increase the bill would be good for consumers.
At 11 a.m., Milan Bull, Senior Director Science and Conservation at the Connecticut Audubon Society will discuss the plight of the Bluebird and its magnificent return.