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State Recycling Laws Update

October 2018:

US Congress Approves Bill to Fund Prevention and Clean Up of Marine Debris
Efforts to minimize land-based sources of solid waste are included in the bill.

Maryland Department of the Environment Consults on Sustainable Materials Management Goals and Metrics
Goals proposed for daily per capita waste generation and recycling rates for six target materials.

California Governor Vetoes Bill Providing Latitude in Meeting Mandatory State Source Reduction and Recycling Target
The measure was intended to help local jurisdictions struggling from China's National Sword Policy.

California Restricts Distribution of Single-Use Plastic Straws
The straws can be provided only upon customer request.

New Jersey Lawmaker Calls for Restrictions on Plastic Straws and Stirrers
The plastic items are common in beach litter and present risks to birds and marine life.

Stamford, Connecticut Approves Ordinance Banning Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags
Recyclable paper bags would be permitted at a fee of ten cents each.

City of Toronto Opens Public Consultation on Reducing Single-Use Plastic Packaging
Residents are invited to participate through an online survey.


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