Text: S.Res.40 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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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.

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