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State Recycling Laws Update

August 2021:

Delaware General Assembly Approves Expansion of Plastic Carryout Bag Law
Some currently exempted reusable plastic bags will be banned starting next year, and more retailers will be subject to the law.

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives Seeks to Reduce Incineration of Recyclable Paper
The measure focuses on a federal tax credit provided to waste-to-energy facilities.

Battery Recycling the Subject of Bill Introduced in United States Senate
The bill would provide $150 million to implement a national grants program, create a producer responsibility task force, develop new labeling guidelines and take other actions.

National Food Waste Reduction Act Proposed in US House of Representatives
The bill directs the US Department of Agriculture to partner with five regional institutions to research and recommends waste reduction measures including public education.

Second Bill to Ban Some Chemicals in Food Packaging Introduced in Michigan Senate
The Senate bill follows one introduced in the House of Representatives in early July.

City of Los Angeles Examines Possible Circular Textiles Program
The program would help divert organic textile waste generated by the city’s garment industry.


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