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Maine Becomes First State To Charge Firms That Don't Use Eco-Friendly Packaging Materials

• by Tyler Durden

"An Act To Support and Improve Municipal Recycling Programs and Save Taxpayer Money" is a new law that forces companies to use sustainable product packaging so that costs burdens of recycling or disposing of the materials, such as styrofoam, are not passed along to cities and towns. If companies don't comply, they will be fined. 

Cities and towns have been primarily responsible for recycling and disposing of trash. 

Do you know about the new #maine law that shifts the costs of #recycling from taxpayers to corporations? @NRCMenvironment Sarah Nichols gives a brief explanation. More on @newscentermaine at 4 and 5:30.