How to fix the laminate floor cleaning system
A new system that uses recycled wood, laminate floors and a plastic-coated roller to clean floors could save money and environmental concerns in the United States, the government said Wednesday.
The Clean Energy Innovation Act, introduced by Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, would require energy companies to make energy-efficient products, such as furniture, that can be recycled or recycled without damaging the environment.
The Senate bill, which also seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address the use of coal, would replace outdated laws that limit the use or recycling of certain products.
“The energy efficiency market needs to be the market we can actually live with,” Murkowski told reporters Wednesday.
“The problem with our current laws is we don’t have a lot of incentives for companies to move toward this kind of technology.”
The Senate plan, however, does not require companies to recycle all their products, or require that they meet certain environmental standards.
Instead, the bill mandates that manufacturers of all types make a new product that uses “low-emission materials” that can replace existing products that use “high-emissions materials,” according to a statement from Murkowski’s office.
The bill’s requirements are similar to requirements in the Energy Efficiency Standards Act, a law signed in 2011 by then-President Barack Obama.
The law allows companies to sell energy-saving products without complying with certain requirements.
The House passed a version of the bill last month.
The legislation would allow companies to purchase a recycled wood floor that is 3.6 times more energy-dense than the one they originally manufactured.
It would require the companies to provide the materials, which they would be required to provide by Dec. 31.
The current system has been plagued by high costs and safety concerns, including an explosion in 2011 that killed three people and injured 16 others in the Portland, Oregon, area.