One of the most effective ways that municipalities can voice their support for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws is to pass a resolution. Both the Massachusetts Municipal Association and state legislators pay attention to resolutions that municipalities pass. If you would like to pass a resolution to support EPR in your municipality, see this Municipal EPR Resolution Template. See here for the City of Newton’s Resolution from 2021. If your community passed a resolution or need assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another important step to advocate for EPR laws is for municipalities, nonprofits, or other entities to sign on to the Endorsement of Massachusetts Product Stewardship Legislation form. By signing on, it allows MassPSC to aggregate statewide support for types of legislation and write letters of support for legislation that members or advocates would like Massachusetts legislators to support.
Lastly, when bills reach the State House, we recommend personal testimony (written or verbal) to be submitted to the Committee responsible for waste-related bills. If you’re unsure when that will occur, email us to join the MassPSC. See here for 2023-2024 Template for Municipal Testimony.
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