Summary

                            To authorize the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to award grants for municipal solid waste prevention, reuse, and recycling program development, and for other purposes.

Introduced in House
Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act of 2017 

This bill requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to award grants to
local governments for developing solid waste prevention, reuse, and recycling
tactics and operations. Applicants must set specific waste prevention, reuse,
recycling, composting, or public education goals that will bring communities
closer to zero waste. Zero waste is a goal to guide people towards emulating
sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become
resources for others to use.

The EPA must convene an annual conference for grantees and other stakeholders to
learn about moving toward a zero waste goal.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

    Feb 14th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 14th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 14th, 2017