Connecticut looks to extend producer responsibility law for gas cylinders


A new law that requires an industry-led stewardship recycling programme to be carried out for certain residential gas cylinders could be effective in Connecticut by 2025.

The first-of-its-kind programme in the US, will see Ohio-based Worthington Industries and other residential gas cylinder producers coordinate arrangements with qualified companies to pick up, transport and recycle cylinders that are sold at retail locations in the state.

Further to the above, the programme also includes consumer education about the proper end-of-life management of residential gas cylinders and locations of collection sites.

gasworld believes the law applies to cylinders commonly used for camping, grilling, DIY projects and celebrations requiring portable propane and butane, hand-held torches and portable helium.

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