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February 2021:

Bill Supporting Pyrolysis and Gasification of Plastic Waste Introduced in Kentucky General Assembly
In recent years, more than a half dozen states have approved similar legislation.

Bill to Phase Out Use of Polystyrene Foam Food Containers Introduced in Montana Legislature
The bans would apply to prepared and raw foods.

Repeal of State Law Prohibiting Local Carryout Bag Ordinances Proposed by Minnesota State Senators
The state law was enacted in 2017.

Container Deposit Scheme Bills Introduced in Rhode Island General Assembly
A 10-cent deposit would be imposed on containers for a wide range of beverages.

Container Deposit Scheme Expansion Proposed by Vermont House Representative
The deposit on liquor bottles also would increase.

Idaho Is Latest State to Consider Repeal of Auxiliary Containers Law
The law was enacted in 2016.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Want Public and Private K-12 Schools to Reduce and Recycle Food Waste
Schools that generate more than 30 tons of organic waste and are close to composting and anaerobic digestion facilities would need to recycle their organic waste.

Extended Producer Responsibility for Primary Batteries Proposed in New York State Legislature
The proposed program would commence on January 1, 2023.

California Senate Bill Would Expand Definition of Household Batteries
In California, household batteries may not be disposed in landfills.

Review and Update of Maryland Recycling Act Proposed in Maryland General Assembly
The review would be conducted by a special taskforce.

Maryland House Bill Would Require Businesses to File Recycling Reports with County Governments
Failure to submit the recycling reports could produce civil penalties of $50 per day.

Recycling in Municipal Parks and Some Other Public Facilities Would Become Mandatory under Bills in the New York State Legislature
Recycling bins would be installed and the bins would be maintained by city sanitation workers.

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Significantly Tougher Penalties for Illegal Dumping
The most egregious repeat violations could produce civil penalties of $10,000 or more.

Reduction of Government C&D Waste the Subject of Bills in the New York State Legislature
The proposal seeks a 50% reduction in construction waste generated a year after the law takes effect.

Bill Supporting Pyrolysis and Gasification of Plastic Waste Introduced in Kentucky General Assembly
In recent years, more than a half dozen states have approved similar legislation.

Bill to Phase Out Use of Polystyrene Foam Food Containers Introduced in Montana Legislature
The bans would apply to prepared and raw foods.

Repeal of State Law Prohibiting Local Carryout Bag Ordinances Proposed by Minnesota State Senators
The state law was enacted in 2017.

Container Deposit Scheme Bills Introduced in Rhode Island General Assembly
A 10-cent deposit would be imposed on containers for a wide range of beverages.

Container Deposit Scheme Expansion Proposed by Vermont House Representative
The deposit on liquor bottles also would increase.

Idaho Is Latest State to Consider Repeal of Auxiliary Containers Law
The law was enacted in 2016.

Rhode Island Lawmakers Want Public and Private K-12 Schools to Reduce and Recycle Food Waste
Schools that generate more than 30 tons of organic waste and are close to composting and anaerobic digestion facilities would need to recycle their organic waste.

Extended Producer Responsibility for Primary Batteries Proposed in New York State Legislature
The proposed program would commence on January 1, 2023.

California Senate Bill Would Expand Definition of Household Batteries
In California, household batteries may not be disposed in landfills.

Review and Update of Maryland Recycling Act Proposed in Maryland General Assembly
The review would be conducted by a special taskforce.

Maryland House Bill Would Require Businesses to File Recycling Reports with County Governments
Failure to submit the recycling reports could produce civil penalties of $50 per day.

Recycling in Municipal Parks and Some Other Public Facilities Would Become Mandatory under Bills in the New York State Legislature
Recycling bins would be installed and the bins would be maintained by city sanitation workers.

Michigan Lawmakers Propose Significantly Tougher Penalties for Illegal Dumping
The most egregious repeat violations could produce civil penalties of $10,000 or more.

Reduction of Government C&D Waste the Subject of Bills in the New York State Legislature
The proposal seeks a 50% reduction in construction waste generated a year after the law takes effect.

A Range of Disposable Plastic Items Would Be Banned by Hawaii Senate Bill
A minimum 15-cent retail charge would be placed on reusable and recyclable paper bags.

New York Assembly Bill Would Require Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles Have 100% Recycled Content
Another provision in the same bill would ban state government purchases of water in single-use plastic bottles.

Bill to Ban Polystyrene Foam Food Service Containers Clears Virginia House of Representatives
A phased-in ban would begin on July 1, 2023.

Bans on Use of Polystyrene Foam Food Service Containers Proposed in Two More States
However, one of the states already has enacted a ban.

Plastic Trash Bags Must Meet a Recycled Content Minimum under New York State Bill
The recycled content percentage would be stated on the packaging.

More Bills Introduced in State Legislatures to Ban Single-Use Plastic Straws
Straws would be given to customers only on request.

Proposed Ban on Retail Distribution of Some Single-Use Plastic Items Introduced in Kentucky General Assembly
The bill also prohibits the release of plastic balloons into the environment.

Sanitation of Consumer-Owned Reusable Food and Beverage Containers Is the Subject of a Rhode Island House Bill
The bill specifies adherence to requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Composting of Government Organic Waste Required by New York Assembly Bill
Programs would be established in municipal and state government buildings.

Changes to Rhode Island Organic Waste Disposal Law Recommended in Rhode Island House
The changes would require more educational institutions to recycle or compost their organic waste.

Bill Introduced in Washington State Legislature Seeks to Put Industrial Waste to Productive Use
Grants could be made available for research, development, and deployment of local industrial waste coordination projects.

Legislative Commission on Waste Management Proposed in Minnesota Legislature
Among other duties, the commission would oversee the activities of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Metropolitan Council relating to solid and hazardous waste management.

Mississippi Lawmakers Call for Restrictions on Approval of New Solid Waste Facilities
Different bills were introduced in Senate and House of Representatives.

Minnesota Senator Calls for Banning the Addition of Several Types of Chemicals to Food Packaging
The ban would take effect on January 1, 2023.


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