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State Recycling Laws Update

September 2018:

California Legislature Approves More Bills Addressing Waste and Recycling Issues
Laws pertaining to beverage container redemption center operations, carpet stewardship annual reporting deadlines, and expansion of activities eligible for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund are about to change.

Additional Legislation in Michigan Targets Non-Flushable, Non-Woven Wipes
One measures calls on the United States Congress to enact national legislation.

Concurrent Resolutions Introduced in New Jersey Legislature Call for Different Actions against Single-Use Plastics
One resolution requests that the federal government enact extended producer responsibility legislation.

New York City Public Advocate Introduces Bill to Require Organic Waste Separation by City Agencies
The proposed requirement would take effect next July.

Milwaukee City Council Resolution Commends Kroger for Plan to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic Bags
By state law, Milwaukee cannot regulate single-use plastic bags.

British Columbia Government Consults on Changes to Organic Waste Recycling Regulation
Among the changes non-recyclable paper material and compostable plastic would be authorized for composting.

Establishment of Lithium-Ion Vehicle Battery Recycling Advisory Group Approved by California Legislature
The legislature wants as close to 100% of all lithium-ion vehicle batteries in the state to be reused or recycled.

Anchorage Municipal Assembly Approves Ban on Disposable Plastic Bags
The ban goes into effect on March 1, 2019.

Bill to Encourage Single-Use Plastic Bag Recycling Introduced in New Jersey Assembly
The Department of Environmental Protection would have responsibility for the program.

Honolulu Council Member Introduces Bill to Rescind Recently Implemented Carryout Bag Fee
The bag fee took effect only two months ago.

Another Ban on Polystyrene Food Service Containers Proposed in Pennsylvania General Assembly
The latest bill is a companion to one introduced earlier in the House of Representatives.

To Reduce Disposable Plastic Water Bottles, New York City Council Bill Would Require Water Bottle Filling Stations in City Agency Offices
At least one station would be required on each floor of every city agency office.

Warning Labels for Nonflushable, Nonwoven Wipes Proposed in Michigan House Bill
The bill was assigned to the Committee on Commerce and Trade.

California Legislature Approves Bill Restricting Range of Flame Retardants in Some Household Products
The restrictions will take effect on January 1, 2020, if approved by Governor Brown.

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