Industry asked to help shape packaging, plastic pollution law

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For Immediate Release: May 25, 2023
News Release #2023-02
Media Contact: Melanie Turner
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SACRAMENTO — As California builds the rules to ensure that much of the state’s packaging is either cut or recycled, packaging producers, environmental groups and other interested parties can provide input to help design Senate Bill 54 (Allen, Chapter 75, Statutes of 2022) regulations.

Governor Newsom signed SB 54 into law last year to build California’s circular economy for packaging and plastic food service ware. The law requires:

  • 25% less plastic packaging
  • 65% of all single-use plastic packaging be recycled
  • 100% of packaging be recyclable or compostable

Share your source reduction and responsible end markets expertise

Who – CalRecycle wants to hear from the public and other interested parties, including:

  • The packaging industry, retailers and grocers
  • Local governments, recyclers, composters and haulers
  • Environmental organizations, nonprofits and community groups

When – Wednesday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

What – California wants input on the requirements in SB 54 for regulating single-use packaging and plastic food service ware. The May 31 workshop focuses on source reduction and responsible end markets.

Where – CalEPA Headquarters, 1001 I St, 2nd floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

Why – California is building a circular economy that treats all materials as resources to reuse into new products to address climate and plastic pollution and save raw materials.

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