Fact Sheet: Say No to Subsidizing and Incentivizing Polluting Plastics-to-Fuel Facilities in Colorado
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Fact Sheet: Say No to Subsidizing and Incentivizing Polluting Plastics-to-Fuel Facilities in Colorado

Updated April 9, 2024

Across the US, environmental regulations are being slashed to allow the conversion of waste and plastics into fuel. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) incineration (aka “waste-to-energy”) and plastics-to-fuel processes worsen the climate crisis and perpetuate natural resource extraction. To keep Colorado incineration-free, Eco-Cycle and partners are championing Senate Bill 24-150, which initially aimed to ban waste incineration and plastics-to-fuel projects from coming to the state

APRIL 9, 2024 UPDATE: The governor and some senators opposed SB24-150 as drafted and removed the ban on pyrolysis. In the name of innovation, they wanted to allow these processes to come to Colorado, even though they have a dirty and polluting track record in other states. This fact sheet highlights Eco-Cycle’s efforts to amend the bill to eliminate state funding and incentives for these types of projects.

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