230419 Coalition Recycling Bills Senate EPW House EC


April 19, 2023


Dear Chairs Carper and McMorris Rodgers and Ranking Members Capito and Pallone:

The undersigned organizations would like to work together with you to improve and pass the Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA) and the Recycling Infrastructure and Accessibility Act.

Knowing there are concerns with some provisions of the RCAA, we look forward to collaborating with you and all stakeholders to address such challenges and advance this legislation and other policies that prioritize materials neutral, circular approaches to recycling.

The Senate passed these bipartisan bills by unanimous consent in 2022, representing consensus support for meaningful incremental progress on this important issue. Both the Senate and House of Representatives now have the opportunity to advance these bills to promote policies to catalyze the circular economy, and which build on the recycling provisions contained in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and EPA’s National Recycling Strategy.

Moreover, the data and public-private partnerships resulting from these bills will help improve the accessibility of recycling infrastructure and collection of solid waste in underserved communities across the United States, ultimately reducing waste, fostering economic growth, and protecting the environment.

Please feel free to contact Chuck Chaitovitz, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, U.S. Chamber of Commerce at cchaitovitz@uschamber.com should you require additional information.


American Chemistry Council

American Forest & Paper Association

Consumer Brands Association

Corn Refiners Association 

Glass Packaging Institute

National Waste and Recycling Association

Plant Based Products Council

Plastics Industry Association

The Aluminum Association

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

United States Composting Council

230419 Coalition Recycling Bills Senate EPW House EC