California’s new plastics law potential watershed in USAPosted on July 8, 2022 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The state Legislature on June 30 adopted what is the toughest U.S. plastics law so far. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it into law the same day. It requires plastics and other kinds of single-use packaging to have a 65 percent recycling rate by 2032, and it puts in place an extended producer responsibility system to have companies fund recycling improvements.
And it sets up targets for reducing single-use plastics packaging by 25 percent, by item count, by 2032, with some requirements for absolute reductions and not switching to other materials.