Plastic Waste – California Enacts Recyclable, Export, Beverage Container Recycling and Compostable Legislation

An October 5, 2021 California Governor News Release https://www.gov.ca.gov/2021/10/05/governor-newsom-signs-legislation-to-tackle-plastic-pollution-promote-a-more-sustainable-renewable-economy-and-protect-californians-from-toxic-chemicals/ reports that the governor has signed SB 343 “… which requires products to meet benchmarks in order to be advertised or labeled as recyclable … AB 881 … which discourages practices resulting in exporting plastic that becomes waste and ensures that only exports of truly recycled plastics count toward state waste reduction and recycling metrics … AB 1311 [which] allows more flexible operations for beverage container recycling centers to reduce overhead and increase redemption access … [and] AB 1201 [which] strengthens labeling requirements to ensure products labeled ‘compostable’ are actually compostable and to keep harmful chemicals out of California’s compost stream …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling #Compost

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