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Industry asked to help shape packaging, plastic pollution law

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.

2 New Arrests in $10 Million, Interstate Recycling Fraud Case

LOS ANGELES – Two Arizona business owners arrested this morning for recycling fraud and grand theft face extradition to California as part of the California Department of Justice’s ongoing investigation of a recycling fraud plan to defraud California’s beverage container recycling program. Agents believe the suspects were part of a ring that brought more than nine tons of empty beverage containers from Arizona to Los Angeles for fraudulent redemption.

Mattress retailer penalized $68,916 for recycling violations

SACRAMENTO – Los Angeles retailer 101 Design Furniture and Mattress faces $68,916 in penalties after failing to collect and submit consumer mattress recycling charges used to recycle old mattresses and reduce illegal dumping.

Agents break up suspected $10 million Arizona-to-California bottle and can recycling fraud scheme

Six people face felony recycling fraud and grand theft charges connected to a suspected multi-state scheme to defraud California’s Beverage Container Recycling Program. Investigators believe the suspects illegally smuggled over nine tons of empty bottles and cans from Arizona to the Los Angeles area to fraudulently redeem recycling deposits. Since consumers outside of California do not pay California Redemption Value (CRV) deposits on beverage purchases, those containers are not eligible for CRV redemption.

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