Maine Becomes First State To Shift Recycling Costs From Taxpayers To Companies

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Maine has become the first state in the country to shift costs of recycling from taxpayers to the companies that create consumer packaging, while also giving them the responsibility of disposing of nonrecyclable containers. What do you think?

“Now the companies just have to pass these extra costs onto the taxpayers by raising their prices, and the cycle will be complete.”

Joseph Ovalles, Mask Historian

“So glad that I held off on recycling.”

Corey Thoma, Systems Analyst


“This isn’t nearly as satisfying as making the CEO of Coca-Cola push around huge bags of recycling in a shopping cart.”

Corinna Harris, Pet Photographer