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California just passed an ambitious bill to tackle plastic pollution. Here’s what you need to know.
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CALPIRG-backed law goes into effect, reducing plastic pollution
California Assembly advances bill to phase out single-use plastic e-commerce packaging
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California Governor signs landmark bill to tackle plastic pollution
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed California’s landmark Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) on Thursday, following a vote this week in both the state Assembly and Senate.
Landmark plastic waste legislation advances out of committee
California’s Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54), introduced by Sen. Ben Allen of Santa Monica, passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday with a 9-0-2 vote. This landmark anti-plastic pollution legislation mandates a first-in-the-nation reduction in single-use foodware and packaging, requires single-use items to actually be recyclable or compostable by 2032 and holds producers financially responsible for the plastic they generate.
Department of the Interior will end plastic pollution in parks, public lands
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland issued an order on Wednesday, World Oceans Day, to phase out single-use plastic products on lands managed by the Department of the Interior by 2032. The order is intended to reduce -- and eventually eliminate -- plastic and polystyrene food and beverage containers, bottles, straws, cups, cutlery and disposable plastic bags at national parks and on other public lands.
Statement: California Assembly advances bill to reduce single-use plastic e-commerce packaging
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -The California State Assembly passed legislation (AB 2026)Thursday to reduce the use of plastic mailers, air pillows, bubble wrap and polystyrene foam packaging commonly used in the online retail marketplace. If approved by the state Senate and signed by the governor, California would become the first state in the country to pass a law to reduce single-use plastic waste generated by online retailers.
Uniting States Against Plastic
Together, we can move states, and our country, beyond plastic.