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State Recycling Laws Update

November 2017:

Product Stewardship for Pharmaceuticals Proposed in U.S. House of Representatives Bill
The U.S. Attorney General would establish and implement the stewardship program.

Bill Introduced in New Jersey Senate Would Require Recycling of Photovoltaic Equipment
However, the current legislative session is scheduled to adjourn in less than two months.

Ban on Non-Compostable Single-Use Coffee Pods Proposed in Canadian Province
A violation could produce a fine of up to $5,000.

Ohio Lawmaker Wants to Increase a Waste Disposal Fee to Fund Soil and Water Conservation
A bill he introduced would double a fee amount.

Philadelphia Re-Launches Recycling Financial Incentives Program under New Name
New Philacycle program supports the city's zero waste and litter prevention goals.

Los Angeles City Council Considers Motion to Use Homeless People to Clean Up City Litter
The motion would establish a pilot program to create a homeless litter abatement force.

US Senate Bill Would Provide Tax Credits for the Production of Renewable Chemicals
An additional credit would be available for renewable chemical production facilities.

Rhode Island Governor Signs into Law Changes to State E-Waste Act
Tablets and printers added as covered devices; market share by weight incorporated into collection provisions.

Bill Proposed in Illinois General Assembly Would Amend the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act
New requirements proposed for CED manufacturers participating in a clearinghouse.

Paper Receipt Recycling Ordinance Proposed in New York City Council
A related proposed ordinance would prohibit paper containing BPA or BPS, two suspected endocrine disrupting chemicals.

San Francisco City Council Considering Ban on Glass Bottles in City Parks to Help Reduce Litter
The bill also says shards from broken bottles present a safety hazard.

Pittsburgh City Council Members Draft Resolution to Establish a Program to Collect E-Waste and HHW
The council members say e-waste is "often dumped onto vacant lots, alleys, and hillsides rather than properly recycled."

Arizona Attorney General Rules that a Local Plastic Bag Ordinance Is Illegal Due to a Recently Enacted State Law
The local ordinance preceded the state law.

Archive of other State Recycling Laws Update articles.

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