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State Recycling Laws Update

October 2020:

United States Congress Approves $500 Million Bill to Minimize Plastic Waste
The bill includes grants and other funding and the preparation of numerous studies and reports over the next five years.

New York State Begins Enforcing Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
Enforcement had been delayed by a legal challenge.

MassDEP Proposes Adding Mattresses and Textiles to List of Waste Items Banned from Disposal
The department also proposed changing the threshold for the state’s ban on disposal of commercial food waste.

Government of Ontario Proposes Changes to Curbside Packaging and Printed Paper Collection Program
A public consultation was opened on the proposed changes.

Bill Introduced in New York City Council Would Ban Food Packaging Containing PFAS Labelled As Compostable
If approved, the ban would take effect one year later.

Austin Resource Recovery Launches Public Survey to Start Zero Waste "Comprehensive" Plan" Development
The Comprehensive Plan will update the city’s 2011 Zero Waste Master Plan.

New Jersey Legislature Approves Ban on Paper and Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bags and Polystyrene Foam Food Service Containers
The bans will take effect in 18 months once the bill is signed by Governor Philip Murphy.

Ohio Legislature Approves Bill Preventing Local “Auxiliary Container” Ordinances
However, the law will be valid for only 12 months.

Government of Ontario Proposes Further Reductions of Food Waste Disposal
A public consultation was opened on a proposed government policy.

Foundational Extended Producer Responsibility Bill Introduced in Quebec National Assembly
The bill was introduced by the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change.

Another Bill to Reduce Plastic Pollution Was Introduced in the US Congress
The measure seeks to reduce the unintended release of pre-production plastic pellets.

Companion Bill in New Jersey Assembly Would Set Recycled Content Requirements for a Range of Packaging
The bill mirrors one introduced in the Senate in June.


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