As a leading U.S.-based cylinder manufacturer, Worthington Industries is committed to recycling discarded residential gas cylinders commonly used for camping, grilling, DIY projects and celebrations requiring portable propane and butane, hand-held torches, and portable helium.
We believe that a collaborative approach is the best way to develop recycling programs that meet the needs of consumers, retailers, producers and government.
We are establishing best practices for collecting and recycling of residential gas cylinders that:
In a first-of-its-kind effort, Worthington Industries took a leadership role in working with Connecticut lawmakers and a wide range of stakeholders to design legislation, PA 22-27, for an industry-led, convenient and operationally efficient recycling program for certain residential gas cylinders.
Signed into law on May 10, 2022, this innovative approach establishes a process for free, convenient, and accessible statewide collection of residential gas cylinders. The program also includes a consumer education campaign about the proper end-of-life management of residential gas cylinders and locations of collection sites.
Worthington Industries is committed to replicating this sustainable, collaborative approach to environmental stewardship in other states that includes stakeholder engagement from both private and public sectors. Contact: Annie Lane, Director of Product Sustainability, at [email protected].
The new law meets five primary objectives:
Through our five-month outreach program, Worthington Industries gathered insights and feedback from:
To better understand the current practices for collection and management of discarded residential gas cylinders, the following tasks were undertaken in Connecticut:
Initial performance targets will be established and reassessed after the first year. Annual reporting will include: