Substitute for Raised S.B. No. 226
Session Year 2016
AN ACT CONCERNING SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS.
To require a phased-in transition to one hundred per cent recyclable single-use carryout bags that contain not less than eighty per cent post-consumer recycled materials and to require the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the grocery and retail industries that provides for a fifty per cent reduction in the distribution of paper bags and plastic single-use carryout bags by 2021.
Public Hearing Testimony
- 03/04/2016 Carolyn Bayne, Natural Resources Dir., LWV CT
- 03/04/2016 Cathy Foley, Group VP, American Forest & Paper Assoc.
- 03/04/2016 Cheryl Reedy, CT Product Stewardship Council
- 03/04/2016 Commissioner Robert Klee - Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
- 03/04/2016 Connecticut Recylers Coalition
- 03/04/2016 Dave McLaughlin - Clean Ocean Access
- 03/04/2016 David Downie, Fairfield University Associate Professor
- 03/04/2016 Jen Iannucci, Dir., Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority
- 03/04/2016 John Chunis- Rocky Hill Resident
- 03/04/2016 Louis Burch - Citizens Campaign for the Environment
- 03/04/2016 Martin Mador - Sierra Club
- 03/04/2016 Mike Paine - Paine's Recycling & Rubbish Removal Inc.
- 03/04/2016 Robert Fromer, CT Environmental Consultant
- 03/04/2016 Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
- 03/04/2016 Wayne Pesce, CT Food Association
- 03/04/2016 Winston Averill, Regional Recycling Coordinator