Boosting Recycling Rates and Environmental Impact

June 21, 2024

I am encouraged to see the positive impact of the updated Bottle Bill, a key component of our state's environmental initiatives, reflected in the increased redemption rates. This modest but meaningful improvement showcases the conscientious efforts of Connecticut residents who are returning more bottles and cans. It's a step forward in our ongoing work to modernize the program and enhance our state's environmental initiatives. I am committed to supporting policies promoting recycling and sustainability, and I am optimistic that we will continue to see progress in the coming quarters.

You can click here to read the full CT Insider article. I provide an overview of how Connecticut is paving the way in recycling efforts. I also talk about the positive impact of the updated Bottle Bill, the role of Connecticut residents, and the ongoing work to modernize the program. Working together, we are making progress towards a more environmentally friendly future.