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State Recycling Laws Update

September 2020:

Recycling and Reuse of Energy Critical Minerals the Subject of Bill Introduced in US Congress
The bill allocates $110 million over five years to support specified activities.

Bill Introduced in Michigan Legislature Would Ban Some Chemicals in Food Packaging
Packaging manufacturers would need to prepare and keep certificates of compliance on file and available for state inspection.

Government of British Columbia Launches Public Consultation on Expanding Products That Require EPR
Changes to the province’s Recycling Regulation are proposed.

Localized Approach Taken by British Columbia Government in Banning Single-Use Plastics
The bans will take effect at the local level through approval of new bylaws.

Pair of City Council Resolutions Approved in Philadelphia Call for Hearings on Waste and Recycling Practices
Both resolutions say city waste and recycling services have been affected by the COVID pandemic.

Tampa City Council Approves Resolution to Restrict Single-Use Plastics on Municipal Property
The resolution focuses on polystyrene products.

California Legislature Approves Bill Requiring Minimum Recycled Content in Most Plastic Beverage Containers
The bill was sent to Governor Gavin Newsome to sign into law.

Amendments to California Law Governing Degradable Plastics Approved by Legislature
The same bill also delays final recommendations by the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling.

Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania General Assembly Would Fund Personal Protective Equipment Purchases for Sanitation Workers
If approved, the law would take effect immediately.

Bill to Establish a Citywide Food Waste Composting Program Introduced in Honolulu City Council
Under the measure, the city would purchase some of the compost produced through the program.

Baltimore City Council Members Harden Position against Waste Incineration in New Resolution
A plan to close the city’s aging solid waste incinerator is being challenged in court.

City of Pittsburgh Plans to Coordinate with the Natural Resources Defense Council on Reducing Food Waste
The NRDC has coordinated with other city governments on food waste reduction.

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