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State Recycling Laws Update

July 2021:

Maine State Legislature Approves Packaging EPR Bill
The enrolled bill was sent to Democratic Governor Janet Mills to sign into law.

Rhode Island General Assembly Approves Ban on Distribution on Single-Use Plastic Straws
The ban will take effect once the Department of Health promulgates needed rules.

Resolutions Adopted by Louisiana House of Representatives Seek to Encourage Recycling and Reduce Plastic Pollution
One resolution addresses accidental release of preproduction plastic into state waters.

New Jersey Senate Approves Bill Requiring Post-Consumer Plastic Content Minimums in Packaging and Bags
The measure is now being reviewed in the Assembly.

Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives Proposes R&D Funding for “Advanced Recycling” of Waste Plastics
The measure includes $200 million in federal funding over the next five years.

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags Proposed in Pennsylvania General Assembly
The bill was introduced as a state law prohibiting local plastic bag ordinances is set to expire.

Bill Introduced in United States Senate Would Prohibit Environmental Discharge of Plastic Pellets by Producers
The measure directs the US Environmental Protection Agency to adopt and enforce a new rule.

Seventeen Michigan State Representatives Cosponsor Bill to Ban Some Chemicals in Food Packaging
The proposed ban would take effect in 2023.


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