USA: Arkansas finalising major update to Solid Waste Management Plan
Since 2011, a committee has been gathering information for updating the Arkansas Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan. The Arkansas Statewide Solid Waste Management Plan will cover 2013 through 2023, and it is expected to finalised by the end of 2013.
The committee has made 30 recommendations, including bans of certain materials from landfills, including clean cardboard, etc., and require manufacturer responsibility programs for recycling or reusing those materials. The plan would require a number of items to be recycled, including cardboard, metals, both steel and aluminum cans; plastic and clear and coloured glass (State Recycling Laws Update, 25 October 2013).
Click here for the recommendations (210 kB).