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Legislative Memo

Darren Suarez
Director of Government Affairs
T 518.694.4461
www.bcnys.org

BILL:

S.9106 (O’Mara) / A.11245 (Peoples-Stokes)

Support

SUBJECT:

Postconsumer Paint Collection Program

 

DATE:

June 18, 2018

 

The Business Council of New York State supports the development of the Postconsumer Paint Collection Program that will required a postconsumer architectural paint strategy which includes the establishment of a program to facilitate the recycling and reuse of household consumer paints.

The Business Council does not always support the adoption of extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws but when we do the legislation must 1) be a sensible approach to addressing waste, 2) have significant environmental benefits, 3) in a format that can be implement, and 4) supported by the effected manufactures. This legislation meets all of those criteria.

The Business Council supports this legislation as it will address an environmental issue in a sensible means.