New York State Senator John Mannion recently introduced legislation that would establish Advanced Recycling Centers across the state.
Mannion represents New York’s 50th state senate district, which includes Syracuse and parts of Cayuga and Onondaga counties. Under his plan, New York would become the fifteenth state to introduce recycling facilities that would make 100% of used plastics recyclable, according to WSYR-TV. Currently, only about 10% of used plastics are recyclable in the state.
If enacted, the bill would create hundreds of green jobs and divert 6.5 million tons of plastic from landfills on an annual basis. Additionally, it is estimated the creation of Advanced Recycling Centers could spur $502 million in new economic activity.