For January 30th, we will talk about Kansas Senate Bill 47 (SB 47), a proposed law scheduled to be heard by the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on January 31, 2023.  If passed, SB 47 would disallow any municipal government from restricting the consumer use of single use plastics.

Virtually this same bill was passed by the Kansas Legislature in March of 2022, SB 493, however, the Governor of Kansas vetoed the bill and the Kansas Legislature was not able to vote to override her veto.

Although SB 47, as well it’s root stock, SB 493, arguably violate the Kansas State Constitution because the law blatantly removes home rule from matters of waste in the municipal government, the bodies which deal with waste disposal, it passed both the Senate and House Committees during the 2022 legislative sessions and may well be on the Governor’s desk again.

Logically, the Governor would veto the bill once again and then we will see if the legislature as it is currently composed can again override her veto.

Please tune in as we begin our hour with a piece from Writers Voice https://www.writersvoice.net/, an interview with Jennie Romer, a lawyer, sustainability expert, founder of https://www.plasticbaglaws.org/, and former Legal Associate for the Surfrider Foundation’s Plastic Pollution Initiative. She is the author of Can I Recycle This? and has worked on plastic pollution reduction policy for nearly 15 years.


Zack Pistora, State Lobbyist for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club and Nancy Muma, Group Leader of the Wakarusa Group for the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club and also Director of the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the City of Lawrence Kansas will talk about how we can be more aware of the problems of single use plastic waste.


We at EcoRadio KC are glad to encourage awareness and protection of our world.  Our goal is to assure our listeners are aware of how we can create a sustainable present for a sustainable future!

This will be a great radio hour!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

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