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State Recycling Laws Update

December 2018:

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment Releases National Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste
The strategy focuses on waste prevention, collecting plastics after use, and recovering value from plastics.

Repeal of Michigan Container Deposit Law Proposed by Five Republican Representatives
However, the current legislative session has few working days remaining.

Florida State Senator Pre-Files 2019 Bill to Allow Local Governments to Ban Disposable Plastic Packaging
The bill essentially would repeal a 2008 state law.

Michigan Lawmaker Introduces Bills to Ban Five Single-Use Plastic Items
The ban would not take effect for five years.

Visual Inspection Audits of Waste Streams from Large Volume Generators is the Subject of a San Francisco BOS Bill
The city government audits would seek to reduce contamination levels in waste streams to reduce the loss of recyclable and compostable wastes.

San Jose City Council Considers Effect of China's National Sword Policy on Contractor Recycling Financial Incentives
A draft resolution would acknowledge China's policy is adversely affecting waste diversion efforts.

New York City Council Bill Would Exempt Some Organizations from Municipal Waste Collection Charges
Properties housing non-profit organizations and some public institutions would benefit financially from the measure.

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