Companion bills H.B. 1131 and S.B 5154 would create both Producer Responsibility Organizations (PRO) that producers of packaging and paper products must join and fund, and Distributor Responsibility Organizations (DRO) as an alternative to PROs for producers and distributors of beverage containers (sealed glass, metal, or plastic bottle or can) which would be tasked with establishing, operating, and funding a deposit return system for beverage containers.
Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA). He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.See Pete Johnson's Articles