INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that sets a goal for Indiana to eventually
recycle at least half of its municipal waste is headed to Gov. Mike
Pence's desk after passing the General Assembly.
Coalition Executive Director Carey Hamilton says the bill will create jobs
and shift trash away from Indiana's landfills.
The bill authored
by Republican state Rep. Dave Wolkins of Warsaw originally included a
provision requiring Indiana to meet the 50 percent recycling goal by 2019,
but that was later removed.
final approval to the bill last week. The measure includes a measure
directing Indiana to create a recycling-tracking system.
Kara Brooks says the bill was part of the governor's legislative agenda.
She says Pence believes "it is time for a fresh look at recycling in