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State Recycling Laws Update

August 2017:

Maine Enacts Law Banning Sale of Upholstered Furniture Containing Flame-Retardant Chemicals
The new law takes effect on January 1, 2019.

United States Senate Approves Funding Reauthorization of Marine Debris Act
The measure will be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Bill Introduced in United States House of Representatives Seeks to Reduce Food Waste
Provisions address food waste in the production chain, in households and schools, and by the federal government.

Bill Introduced in Boston City Council Would Require Take Back of Consumer Medical Sharps
Retailers selling the products would have to provide convenient and free collection.

Quebec Government Adds Household Appliances and Air Conditioners to Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations
Changes to Environmental Quality Act proposed; public consultation launched.

Berkeley, California Considers Possible Ordinance to Ban Disposable Plastic Straws
Alternately, the city might impose a broader ban on "all single-use disposables."

Archive of other State Recycling Laws Update articles.

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