Maryland and Illinois will study how best to deal with paper and packaging recycling challenges in their states. Maryland enacted its study bill (MD SB 222) earlier this month. Last week, the Illinois legislature passed IL SB 1555 to require a statewide recycling needs assessment for paper and packaging products. That bill is awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature. These studies will help inform the respective legislatures as to how to proceed in addressing these important issues.