Ullman to hold policy hearing on single-use plastics and her recycling legislation Monday in Doylestown

DOYLESTOWN, Sept. 25 – State Rep. Wendy Ullman, D-Bucks, will hold a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on single-use plastics and how her Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program legislation could help increase recycling in Pennsylvania.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Heritage Conservancy’s Historic Aldie Mansion, 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown, 18901.

Ullman requested the hearing to discuss how Pennsylvania is addressing single-use plastics, with a focus on her legislation (H.B. 1322 -- Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program). She will be joined by state legislators from across the commonwealth, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster. 

The current hearing agenda is:

         2:00 p.m.       Welcome and opening remarks.

         2:10 p.m.       Councilperson Wendy Margolis, chair of council’s Environment and Recreation

                                  Committee, Borough of Doylestown. 

         2:30 p.m.       Panel of Experts:

                               --David Masur, executive director, PennEnvironment.

                               --Nicolas Esposito, Zero Waste and Litter director, City of Philadelphia.

                               --Ronald MacGillivray, senior environmental toxicologist, Delaware River Basin Commission.

         3:20 p.m.       Closing remarks.  

This hearing is part of a series being held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, which is focused on putting people first by growing good jobs, providing health care access, creating quality schools and providing training for jobs in a fair economy. More information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com and hearing materials are at www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.