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State Recycling Laws Update

June 2017:

Delaware Set to Become Fourth US State to Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags
The ban will take effect on January 1, 2021.

Oregon Governor Signs Law Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws
The ban takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Canadian Prime Minister Announces Additional Steps to Reduce Plastic Waste
Among the steps to be taken is a ban on single-use plastics as early as 2021.

Rhode Island Senate Approves Bill to Ban Single-Use Plastic Straws
The measure was sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Plastic Pollution Taskforce Proposed in Pennsylvania General Assembly
The taskforce would study methods to reduce plastic pollution and prepare a report.

Plastic Waste Pyrolysis and Gasification Bill Introduced in Delaware General Assembly
So far this year three other states have enacted similar legislation.

Ban on Non-Recyclable and Non-Compostable Food and Drink Packaging Proposed in Pennsylvania General Assembly
The ban would apply only in state-owned buildings.

New Law Approved in Maine Will Require Additional Reporting for Recyclable Materials
The law also places review requirements for some wastes managed at state-owned solid waste disposal facilities and contains other provisions.

Bill Introduced in Wisconsin Senate Would Amend Current E-Waste Recycling Law
Among the proposed changes, the sales thresholds triggering annual registration fees paid by smaller covered device manufacturers would be increased.

Change to Paint Stewardship Law Approved by Rhode Island House
The measure is being considered by the Senate now.

Governor of Maine Signs Law to Ban Phthalates and Possibly PFAS in Food Packaging
The law also authorizes the development of a list of food contact chemicals of high concern.

Illinois General Assembly Approves Ban on BPA-Containing Thermal Printing Paper
The ban will take effect on January 1, 2020.


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