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24910D07CB7A091A8725843300547DD8 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SCOPE OF ISSUE WITH ZERO WASTE AND RECYCLING

INTERIM COMMITTEE  ZERO WASTE AND RECYCLING INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEE
Date Jul 10, 2019      
Location HCR 0112



Scope of Issue with Zero Waste and Recycling - Committee Discussion Only


09:23:49 AM  
Jennifer Schultz, Program Principal at
the National Conference of State Legislatures, presented on zero waste
and recycling policies around the country (Attachment E).  This presentation
focused on how state legislatures have addressed zero waste and recycling
through recent legislation.  Ms. Schultz responded to questions from
the committee about single-use plastic ban legislation.
09:40:22 AM  
David Snapp, Solid Waste Management Unit
Leader at the Colorado Department of Public Health ad Environment (CDPHE),
presented on the state of zero waste and recycling in Colorado (Attachment
F).  Mr. Snapp presented on Colorado's waste diversion rates, how
Colorado compares to other states, and the energy savings accumulated from
recycling and composting.
09:56:04 AM  

Mr. Snapp responded to questions from the committee about commercial versus residential recycling rates, how China's recycling policies are impacting Colorado's recycling efforts, and how Colorado's energy savings from recycling is calculated.