2023 Press Releases
California on track to implement nation-leading effort to slash single-use plastic and packaging waste
SACRAMENTO — CalRecycle today released key building blocks for California’s groundbreaking law to cut single-use plastic and packaging waste. Packaging makes up over 50% of what we throw away by volume and is a major contributor to climate and trash pollution.
SACRAMENTO – Californians can ring in 2024 by redeeming their empty wine and liquor containers for cash. Starting January 1, California adds wine and liquor sold in bottles, cans, boxes, and pouches to the state’s Beverage Container Recycling Program to cut waste and pollution by turning more recycled materials into new products.
SACRAMENTO – Los californianos pueden recibir el año nuevo de 2024 intercambiando sus envases vacíos de vino y licor por dinero. A partir del 1ro de enero, California agrega el vino y licor que es vendido en botellas, latas, cajas y bolsas al Programa de Reciclaje de Envases de Bebidas del estado para reducir el desecho y la contaminación al convertir más materiales reciclados en nuevos productos.
SACRAMENTO – To cut as much climate pollution as taking half-a-million cars off the road, new state support will invest $130 million to grow California industry and jobs and help communities turn food and yard waste into clean energy and compost.
SACRAMENTO – To prevent fires, injuries, and toxic pollution, California has tasked the battery industry with collecting and recycling loose household batteries.
New SB 54 Informational Session: Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act
Overview of producer responsibility organization and application process Office of Public AffairsFor Immediate Release: Oct. 11, 2023News Release # 2023-08Media Contact: Melanie Turner916-341-6763 | firstname.lastname@example.org SACRAMENTO —...
SACRAMENTO — Advancing historic reforms to cut plastic and packaging waste, California seeks an organization to help overhaul the state’s recycling system for single-use packaging and plastic food ware. CalRecycle is accepting applications until Jan. 1, 2024.
OAKLAND – Eight family members who run recycling centers in Riverside County face felony charges in connection to a $7.6 million, multi-state recycling fraud investigation. Agents believe the suspects illegally smuggled 178 tons of empty beverage containers from Arizona into Riverside County to defraud California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program
SACRAMENTO — CalRecycle wants industry partners, the public and all interested parties to give input as it writes the regulations for California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Producer Responsibility Act, SB 54 (Allen, Chapter 75, Statutes of 2022). The law requires that by 2032 most plastic packaging and plastic food ware is recycled, and that producers make 25% less of these single-use materials.
SACRAMENTO — As California develops rules to ensure the state recycles most packaging and plastic food service waste, and decreases the amount produced, interested parties can give input on regulations for Senate Bill 54 (Allen, Chapter 75, Statutes of 2022).