S.Res.40 - A resolution to express the sense of the Senate of the United States that source reduction in packaging is favorable to the environment and should be promoted.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Glenn, John H., Jr. [D-OH] (Introduced 02/05/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/05/1991 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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SRES 40 IS 102d CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 40 To express the sense of the Senate of the United States that source reduction in packaging is favorable to the environment and should be promoted. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES February 5 (legislative day, JANUARY 3), 1991 Mr. GLENN submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works RESOLUTION To express the sense of the Senate of the United States that source reduction in packaging is favorable to the environment and should be promoted. Whereas the environmentally sound disposal of solid waste is one of the most urgent and fundamental environmental problems facing Federal, State, and local jurisdictions today; Whereas packaging materials constitute a significant portion of the solid waste stream; Whereas the technology is available to substantially reduce the amount of packaging used in this country; Whereas reduction of the amount of packaging material in the solid waste stream will reduce the amount that accumulates in disposal facilities; Whereas systems that promote recycling are increasingly available; Whereas use of recyclable materials in packaging can reduce the amount of packaging material that accumulates in disposal facilities; Whereas toxic constituents within packaging materials can impede effectiveness of landfills and incinerators in providing safe disposal of solid waste; and Whereas the removal of toxic materials from packaging will reduce the accumulation of toxics in the environment: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that Congress should support the following: (1) a reduction of the total volume of disposable packaging material generated for domestic, commercial, industrial, and governmental use; (2) an increase in the recyclability of packaging products that cannot be reduced; (3) an increase in the recycled material content of packaging products; and (4) a reduction in the disposal impact of packaging waste by decreasing toxic materials and materials with toxic byproducts in packaging.