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State Recycling Laws Update

August 2020:

Bill Introduced in US House of Representatives Would Divert Surplus Federal Computers to Non-Profit Refurishers
The General Services Administration would have responsibility for administering the proposed law.

Extended Producer Responsibility Is Now Part of a Vermont Bill to Restrict Hotel Distribution of Personal Care Products in Small Containers
The amended bill was approved by the Senate in June and includes new provisions for extended producer responsibility for packaging and printed paper.

Bill Introduced in Ontario Legislative Assembly Gives Local Governments Approval Rights for Proposed New Landfills
A coalition of 140 municipalities has been demanding a voice in the landfill siting process.

New York City Council Member Wants to Ban 'Bring Your Own' Containers at Food Service Establishments
The lawmaker is concerned about spreading the novel corona virus.

Mayor Extends Temporary Suspension of Boston’s Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag Ban
The mayor also says reusable bags are safe and residents should feel free to use them.

Washington Department of Ecology Publishes Legislative Report Identifying Consumer Products to Be Studied for Toxic Chemicals
Priority chemicals include flame retardants, PFAS, bisphenols and phthalates.

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