DENVER, CO– Representative Lisa Cutter (D-Jefferson County), chair of the Zero Waste and Recycling Interim Committee, today released the following statement on the latest “State of Recycling in Colorado” report from Eco-Cycle and the Colorado Public Interest Research Group:

“A year ago, I set an ambitious goal to greatly increase our state’s recycling rate, which is well below the national average. By recycling more, we can reduce pollution and help address the climate crisis that is threatening our economy and our Colorado way of life. We are making progress on this critical issue, but today’s report shows that we still have a long way to go. Over the last few months, we’ve developed new legislation to help improve recycling rates in Colorado. This issue needs more attention, and I’m encouraged by the bipartisan efforts underway to increase our state’s recycling rate.”

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