California Plastic Waste Initiative to appear on November 2022 Ballot

A July 19, 2021 California Secretary of State News Release advises that an initiative that would require “State Regulations to Reduce Plastic Waste, Tax Producers of Single-Use Plastics, and Fund Recycling and Environmental Programs” has gained sufficient signatures to appear on the November 2022 statewide ballot – According to the State Attorney General, if enacted, the initiative would require “… CalRecycle to adopt regulations reducing plastic waste, including to: (1) require that single-use plastic packaging, containers, and utensils be reusable, recyclable, or compostable, and to reduce such waste by 25%, by 2030; (2) prohibit polystyrene container use by food vendors; and (3) tax producers of single-use plastic packaging, containers, or utensils by January 1, 2022, and allocate revenues for recycling and environmental programs, including local water supply protection. Prohibits Legislature from reducing funding to specified state environmental agencies below 2019 levels …” #EPR #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @CASOSvote @CalRecycle

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