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1/19/2024 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, January 22 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:
  • Nicholas A. Fede, Jr. - Rhode Island Liquor Operators Collaborative
  • Kellie Duhr - Sazerac, Co.
  • Robert Swartz, Michael Epstein - Horizon Beverage; Jackie Mancini - Mancini Beverage
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 on Cox channel 61, on i3Broadband channel 15 and on Verizon channel 34. It will be live streamed at

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