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State Recycling Laws Update

April 2020:

Plastic Bottle Recycled Content Mandates Bill Approved by Washington State Legislature
Governor Jay Inslee has not decided on whether to sign the bill into law.

Washington Becomes the Latest State to Ban Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags
The new law also will require pass-through charges on recycled paper bags and reusable plastic film bags.

New Hampshire Senate Takes Up Two Bills Concerning Single-Use Bags
One bill would impose bag fees ranging from ten cents to 50 fifty cents per bag.

Charleston, South Carolina Suspends Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance Enforcement in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
The ordinance went into effect on January 1.

City of San Jose, California Exploring "Procurement" of a Polypropylene Recycling Plant
Using a new recycling process, the plant would produce what is being called "virgin-like plastic."

Florida Legislature Approves Bill to Reduce Contamination in Recycling Streams
The bill specifies new requirements in all resident recycling contracts with city and county governments.

Bill to Create Government Recycling Study Committee Moves to New Hampshire Senate
The study would focus on recycling and waste management at state agencies.

New Virginia Law Supports Refurbishment and Distribution of Surplus State Government Computers
Refurbishment would need to be performed by Virginia non-profit organizations.

Bill Supporting Composting Introduced in the U.S. Congress
The measure seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while converting food waste into something beneficial.


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