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Contact: Lance Gideon, Press Secretary
STATEHOUSE (Feb. 7, 2023) — A bill authored by State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) that would set up regulatory framework for advance recycling businesses in Indiana passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 44-5 Monday.
Senate Bill 472 is a follow-up to House Enrolled Act 1226, passed in 2022, which established a waste diversion pilot project in central Indiana.
SB 472 would deal with a specific disposal method known as advanced recycling, defined as a manufacturing process to convert post-use polymers and recovered feedstock into basic raw materials, feedstocks, chemicals and other products.
The process is currently being done by Brightmark Energy in northeast Indiana, and is based on legislation passed in 21 other states.
"The facilities working in advanced recycling create valuable raw products from incoming material, and do not dispose of it," Messmer said. "Senate Bill 472 would support future investment in Indiana and lead to additional job growth for Hoosiers across the state."
SB 472 now moves to the Indiana House of Representatives for further consideration.
For more information on this and other bills this session, visit iga.in.gov.
State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) represents Senate District 48, which
includes Crawford, Dubois, Gibson, Perry, Pike and Spencer counties.
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