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State Recycling Laws Update

October 2017:

Second Bill to Restrict Interstate Waste Imports and Impose Higher Fees on Out-of-State Waste Introduced in US Congress
The new House of Representativs bill is a companion to an earlier bill introduced in the Senate.

Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania General Assembly Seeks to Deter Waste Tire Dumping in Philadelphia
The illegal disposal of waste tires would produce fines of $5,000 per tire.

Ohio General Assembly to Consider Auxiliary Containers Bill
The legislation would insure that single-use plastic bags, food service packaging and some other packaging are available for commercial distribution.

Environmental Fee on Carryout Bags Proposed for Cuyahoga County, Ohio
County retailers would retain part of the fee and remit the remainder to the county fiscal officer.

St. Paul City Council Considers Then Delays Action on Proposed Carryout Food Packaging Ordinance
The ordinance would ban carryout food and beverage packaging that is not environmentally acceptable.

Bill to Ban Waste Tire Burning Proposed in Nova Scotia Legislature
A legislator wants more waste tires to be recycled, not used as fuel at cement plants.

US Consumer Products Safety Commission Restricts Five Phthalates in Children's Toys and Products
New regulations result from a lawsuit brought by several environmental and health non-profit organizations.

San Francisco BOS Votes to Ban Upholstered Furniture and Juvenile Products Containing Flame Retardants
The county-wide sales ban would commence on January 1, 2019.

Bill Introduced in U.S. Congress Seeks to Reduce the Use of Disposable Plastic Bottles in National Parks
The sale of water in disposable bottles could be eliminated on a park-by-park basis.

Vancouver Launches Public Consultation on Reducing Single-Use Packaging Items
The consultation paper outlines potential approaches for disposable cups, take-out food containers, and plastic and paper bags.

Bans on Polystyrene Foam Food Service Packaging Approved by Two More Massachusetts Local Governments
More than two dozen Massachusetts cities and towns have banned the material.

Pennsylvania General Assembly Considers Bill to Expand Anti-Littering Efforts
Funding would be provided by increased littering fines.

Chicago Mayor Proposes Much Tougher Penalties for Illegal Waste Dumping
Owners of property where waste and debris have been illegally dumped could be fined up to $5,000 per day.

North Carolina General Assembly Overrides Governor's Veto of Repeal of Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Measure
The bag repeal provision had been incorporated into a broader environmental bill approved by the North Carolina General Assembly on August 31.

California Legislature Approves Bill to Publicly Disclose Chemicals of Concern in Cleaning Products
Manufacturers will need to provide information on labels and disclose information online for covered chemicals.


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