General Assembly Resolution # 507
A resolution to repeal previously passed legislation.
General Assembly Resolution #483 “Promotion of Recycling” (Category: Environmental; Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
The General Assembly,
Acknowledging and praising GAR#483 for its attempt to promote recycling of materials, thereby reducing waste;
Disappointed, however, at the numerous critical flaws in GAR#483 that render it unable to achieve its commendable goal;
Annoyed at the garbled language littered throughout GAR#483, rendering clauses incoherent and unable to be enforced even in good faith, such as clause 3s bizarre phrasing 'the usage of through recycling recovered materials';
Concerned that despite defining recyclable waste material in Clause 1(a), the term is not used in Clause 2(b), which as a result mandates that member nations implement separate systems to collect all refuse containing even a small portion of recyclable material;
Further concerned that this mandate is infeasible and incredibly costly, as it arguably requires the collection of goods that are:
a serious environmental, occupational or processing hazard;
extremely difficult or expensive to salvage or recycle; or
of incredibly low use in a member nation's economy;
Irritated by the resolution's apparent insistence on domestic handling of all materials, without any allowance made for possible trade or transshipment of recyclable waste products to reduce costs among all member states;
Saddened by the resolutions lack of insistence on full upgrade and update measures for nations claiming to have recycling programs already in place, allowing pre-existing substandard recycling programs to pass without penalty; and
Hoping that by repealing this legislation, a more effective resolution to promote good recycling practices can be passed;
Hereby repeals General Assembly Resolution 483, "Promotion Of Recycling."
Co-authored by Sierra Lyricalia.