State Recycling Laws Update

6 November 2018:

New York City Ban on Polystyrene Foam Packaging and Shipping Peanuts is Moving Ahead... Again
The announcement follows a decision by New York Supreme Court Appellate Division.

Revised California CRT Glass Regulations Approved
Processed glass now may be disposed in landfills if specifications are met.

Oregon DEQ Recommends Several Changes to Paint Stewardship Law
Most recommendations address financial issues.

Government Established Task Force Examining Legislative Options to Address Disposable Plastics in Rhode Island
Plastic bags and bottles are among the items being targeted.

Philadelphia about to Substantially Boost Fines for Illegal Waste Dumping
Those convicted also may be ordered to clean up the dumped material or pay for cleanup costs.

New York City Council Member Wants Continuous Reports on City's Litter Receptacles Situation
His legislation would direct the Department of Sanitation to provide it quarterly.

Ohio Lawmaker Believes Special License Plate Could Help Reduce Littering and Improve Recycling
Littering has cost the state an estimated $37 million in highway litter cleanup costs over the past 10 years.

Recycling Laws International

15 November 2018:

Peruvian Supreme Decree Restricts Single-Use Plastics
Executive branch agencies are expected to phase out single-use plastic items by 2021.

Ecuadoran Ministry of Education Prohibits Single-Use Plastics in Public Schools
Five types of items have been restricted from purchase or use.

Swedish Lawmaker Calls for Extending Container Deposit Scheme to All EAN Marked Containers
The lawmaker argues that some imported containers are being disposed instead of being recycled.

Volume-Based Waste Charging Bill Introduced in Hong Kong Legislative Council
Waste bags will be sold in sizes ranging from three to 100 liters in volume.

Philippine Senate Resolution Calls for Investigation of Plastic Waste Shipment from South Korea
Author of the measure says he does not want his country to be "a dumping site of the more advanced economies."

Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme Achieving Many Stated Objectives Says Government-Sponsored Independent Audit
However, 21 recommendations were recommended for increasing the redemption rate.

The Bulletin

7 November 2018:

Statistics and Trends:
European Paper Recycling Rate Up Only 0.3% in 2017
Harris Poll Finds 88% of Americans Think Curbside Recycling Is Valuable
Zero Waste Scotland Offering Grants of Up to £1 Million to Reduce Food Waste in Supply Chains
Massachusetts DEP Provides $1 Million in Grants for Hard-to-Recycle Materials
Waste Agency of Catalonia Launches Pilot Project to Reuse Wine Bottles
Government of Singapore Announces Elimination of Energy-Inefficient Lighting by 2023
Quebec Organzations Release Waste Management Guide for Healthcare and Social Services Institutions
27 Million Paper Shipping Sacks with Special Recycling Logo Distributed since 2016

Business Initiatives:
Alcoholic Spirits Maker Diageo Recycles 20,000th Ton of Glass Bottles
Industry Association Says Recycling Could Save New South Wales $250 Million Annually in Landfill Taxes

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