There Is A New Mandatory Law Requiring Vermonters To Compost Food Waste In Order To Make Vermont Greener
Several years ago, 2012 to be exact, the Vermont Legislature resolved in the decision to pass the Universal Recycling Law. The unanimous decision to adopt Act 148 (Universal Recycling Law) takes effect on July 1st, 2020, and bans food scraps from trash bins, along with “blue-bin” recyclables and clean yard debris. This new law will highlight Vermont’s sustainable and green effort to push the state towards a more environmentally conscious place to live.
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For more information about the Universal Recycling Law and Vermont’s further recycling and composting initiatives, visit the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation here.
Moving forward, to make our beautiful state even more green and sustainable, how do you plan on taking steps to become more environmentally aware? Let us know in the comment section below.
Luke was born and raised in Colchester, Vermont, and is a recent graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied philosophy and economics. His interests and hobbies include: reading, writing, learning new languages, hiking and playing outdoor sports.
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