Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling. The Committee is committed to preserving the quality of New Jersey's air, waters and land, as well as the health and safety of the state's residents.
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Assembly Democratic Resolution Package Dedicated to Increase Recycling, Clean Up Plastic Pollution Clears Assembly Panel

Resolutions Sponsored by Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle, Murphy and Kennedy

Looking to protect New Jersey’s critically important environmental health, Assembly Democrats Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Carol Murphy and Jim Kennedy sponsored two resolutions aimed at combatting the negative impact plastics have on our environment. The resolutions cleared the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee Thursday, of which Assemblywoman Pinkin is chair.

“Every year, 100 billion plastic bags and 25 billion Styrofoam plastic coffee cups are thrown out by Americans,” said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). “As international markets for recyclable materials have changed, a complicated and expensive effect has emerged for communities in New Jersey. These single-use plastics do not break down, and oftentimes end up in our waterways and oceans, causing harm to the residents of New Jersey, marine wildlife and the environment as a whole. It is incredibly important that we address these issues with a fiscally responsible solution that protects both our health and environment.”

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