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11/2/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Plastic Bottle Waste Commission meets on Monday
STATE HOUSE – The Special Joint Legislative Commission to Study and Provide Recommendations to Protect Our Environment and Natural Resources from Plastic Bottle Waste will be meeting on Monday, November 6 at 3 p.m. in the Senate Lounge of the State House.
The commission is chaired by Rep. Carol Hagan McEntee (D-Dist. 33, South Kingstown, Narragansett) and Sen. Mark P. McKenney (D-Dist. 30, Warwick).
The following will give presentations to the commission:
  • Susan Chiariello, Esq., Legislative Council
  • Jed Thorp, Clean Water Action
  • Peter Brennan, New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association (NECSEMA)
The commission is tasked with creating a comprehensive study on the issues concerning current practices for the recycling of plastic bottles, miniature alcoholic beverage containers, and single-use plastic packaging and identifying pathways to improve the state's ability to address and recycle these materials. 
The meeting will be televised live by Capitol Television, which can be seen by Cox Communications subscribers on channels 15 and 61 for high definition, on channel 15 by i3Broadband viewers, and channel 34 for Verizon subscribers. Livestreaming will be available at

For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903