Washington, April 26, 2023 – The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance made the following statement regarding the introduction of S. 1194, the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act of 2023 and S. 1189, the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act of 2023:
“The Recycling and Composting Accountability Act and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act sponsored by Senators Tom Carper (D-DE), Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), and John Boozman (R-AR) represent a bipartisan approach to improving American recycling infrastructure. Both bills stand to make a measurable difference in our recycling system through activities like increasing and improving recycling data collection and authorizing a new pilot program at the Environmental Protection Agency to boost recycling services in underserved areas.”
“While the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance supports and advocates for broader transformational change to our recycling system, like national extended producer responsibility, this legislation represents a good starting point. Everyday our members are investing in improving recycling systems around the world, innovating our packaging design, and collaborating with suppliers, local communities, and retail customers to advance forward-looking solutions that help our consumers make a difference and impact the planet. SFPA is grateful to these Members for their leadership on circular economy policy. We look forward to working with them on this legislation and other proposals.”
About the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance
The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance seeks to accelerate the pace of change in the food industry through individual company leadership and collective support for public policies that raise the bar and inspire further action in this critical journey. As some of the world’s best-known food companies, founding members Danone North America, Mars, Incorporated, Nestlé USA, and Unilever United States recognize our responsibility to drive positive change for the people who use our products, the people who supply them, and the planet on which we all rely. To learn more about the Sustainable Food Policy Alliance, visit www.foodpolicyalliance.org.