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Jan 9, 2013

STATE HOUSE


 STATE HOUSE – The Senate commission studying opportunities to preserve long-term landfill capacity by expanding the diversion of paper and packaging materials will meet Wednesday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in the Senate Lounge in the State House.

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MEETING NOTICE

Paper/packaging commission continues study

            STATE HOUSE – The Senate commission studying opportunities to preserve long-term landfill capacity by expanding the diversion of paper and packaging materials will meet Wednesday, January 9, at 2 p.m. in the Senate Lounge in the State House.

            The nine-member panel is charged with studying the implementation of a producer responsibility program, a concept that believes manufacturers should be involved in the collecting, reusing, recycling and disposing of their products.

            Scheduled to make presentations at the January 9 meeting are Tony Fonseca of Packaging & More, Inc.; Steve Arthurs, President and CEO of RI Food Dealers Association; Susan Robinson, director of federal public affairs, Waste Management, Inc., and Matt Prindiville, associate director of the Product Policy Institute.

The commission, created during the 2012 General Assembly session, is expected to report its recommendations to the Senate by March.

            Sen. William A. Walaska (D-Dist. 30, Warwick) is commission chair.