Supporters say the new payment structure will better reflect short-term commodity market fluctuations. The law also expands coverage to millions of 100% fruit and vegetable juice containers.
The organization will play a key role as the state seeks to make all packaging recyclable or compostable, cut single-use plastic packaging by 25% and recycle 65% of it by 2032. Applications are due in January.
Newsom also vetoed a plastic gift card ban and several bills related to packaging. He has yet to take action on a bottle bill update.
Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release: Oct. 11, 2023 News Release # 2023-07 Media Contact: Melanie Turner 916-341-6763 | [email protected] 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.
Newsom also vetoed a plastic gift card ban and several bills related to packaging. He has yet to take action on a high-profile right-to-repair bill and a bottle bill update.
Chemical recycling proponents are investing in major projects to scale up the technology. Yet lingering policy, permitting and business factors will affect the trajectory of this fast-developing recycling sector.
Speakers at SPC Advance from Keurig Dr Pepper, NatureWorks, Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, Sonoco FRESH and MassDEP talked through the complex questions raised by the uptick in compostable packaging.