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Waste

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Plastic Bag Reduction, Recycling

States continue to consider strategies to reduce the number of plastic carry-out bags used by grocers and other retailers. Regulating bags can mitigate harm to oceans, rivers, lakes and wildlife. Reducing bag use can also relieve pressure on landfills and waste management.

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Electronic Waste Recycling

The use of electronics has grown substantially in recent years, changing how we communicate, access information and entertain ourselves. But the rapid increase has also created a growing stream of used devices in need of appropriate management.

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ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES

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Fighting Food Waste

Getting food from farm to fork takes enormous resources, yet 40 percent of U.S.-produced food goes uneaten. This LegisBrief explores policies that aim to reduce waste and provide benefits for the environment, economy and millions of Americans facing food insecurity.

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Radioactive Waste and Storage

The transport and storage of radioactive waste impacts states and tribes. Leaders can engage in discussions about this topic, the cleanup of legacy federal nuclear sites and nuclear energy issues through organizations including the Nuclear Legislative Working Group.

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Overview