license plate is in the works
Albany, NY— The New York
State Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling (NYSAR3) praised
the introduction of legislation to create a New York Recycles
“Issues” license plate. The Plate was developed by
the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles in Partnership
with the New York State Association for Reduction Reuse and Recycling
“This is the first recycling
license plate issued in the U.S.” said Sharon Fisher, president
of NYSAR3, “Other states including the State of Washington
are looking to emulate it.”
The license plate features a
logo of the green chasing arrows recycling symbol overlaid on
a silhouette of New York State. Along the bottom of the plate
it reads “Reduce Reuse Recycle” and in the lower left
hand corner, below the logo it reads “New York Recycles”
Senator Carl L. Marcellino introduced
the legislation in the Senate and Assemblyman William Colton has
introduced the bill in the Assembly.
The bill requires the $25 dollar
annual fee from each license plate sale and renewal to be credited
to the Environmental Protection Fund s Solid Waste Account to
fund municipal waste reduction or recycling activities.
NYSAR3 created an organizational
plate in partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles last
year. The legislation will change the plate, from an Organizational
Plate, which is currently available, to an Issues Plate.
This change would allow the dedication
of the $25 annual fee to the Environmental Protection Fund. The
$25 fee is charged to all custom plate owners. The change would
also raise the visibility of the license plate on the Department
of Motor Vehicles Custom Plates website.