State Recycling Laws Update

24 October 2014:

Bill Introduced in New Jersey Would Require Food Waste Composting by Large Generators
The proposed requirement would phase in starting on January 1, 2015.

US DOE Issues RFI on Photovoltaic Module Recycling
Department wants to prepare for a future flood of end-of-life devices.

MetroVancouver May Have to Revamp Waste and Recycling Plans
British Columbia's Minister of Environment rejects proposed regional bylaw on waste flow.

Alameda County, California Decides Against Raising Current Bag Fee
However, an expansion of the types of stores covered by the environmental ordinance may be approved.

Another Local Maryland Jurisdiction Considers Banning Polystyrene Foam Food Service Ware
The ban would take effect next July.

Several Stewardship Plan Renewals Under Consideration in British Columbia
Plans apply to mobiles phones, batteries, thermostats and some beverage containers.

Recycling Laws International

17 October 2014:

French National Assembly Votes to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags and Food Service Ware
The same bill includes public procurement targets for recycled paper products.

Brazilian Government May Extend Deadline for Cities to Comply with National Policy on Solid Waste
The Senate is likely to approve a deadline extension to August 2018.

Northern Ireland Publishes Waste Prevention Program Document
The program is built around 13 actions, many of which are already underway.

UK DCLG Issues Waste Policy Planning Guidance for Local Governments
Local waste plans should integrate the five-level waste hierarchy.

The Bulletin

29 October 2014:

Government and Regulatory:
Isreali Plastic Bag Bill Passes Initial Reading in Knesset
Delaware DNREC Orders Major Non-Compliant Composting Facility Closed
Single-Use Bag Ordinance Put on Hold in Colorado Municipality

Statistics and Trends:
Latest Danish Data Shows Solid Waste Generation Levels Little Changed
Massachusetts Distributes $2.93 Million in Recycling and Waste Reduction Grants
School Paper and Container Recycling Pilot Announced in Newfoundland and Labrador
Welsh Government Launches Resource Efficient Wales Website
NSW Reaches 10 Million Kilogram Household Hazardous Waste Collection Milestone

Business Initiatives:
Waste Norway Says Government Considering End to Norwegian Landfill Tax
Stakeholder Input Welcome for Upcoming International Standard for Manufacturing Waste
British Plastics Federation Criticizes "No Plastic Days" Promotion in UK Schools

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