AB 2147 (Harman, 2005-06) Compostable Plastics Labeling - Support

Summary. Prohibits labeling plastic food or beverage containers as "biodegradable," "degradable," or "compostable," unless the container meets the current ASTM standard for the term used on the label

Status. AB 2147 was signed by the Governor on September 20, 2006.

Description. Existing law prohibits a person from selling a plastic bag that is labeled as "biodegradable," "compostable," or "degradable," unless the plastic bag meets a current American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) the labeled term. Manufacturers and suppliers are required to submit to members of the public, upon their request, information and documentation demonstrating compliance with these labeling requirements within 90 days of the request. This bill imposes similar requirements on compostable plastic food or beverage containers.

CAW Staff Contact: (916) 443-5422

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