AB 837 (Nestande, 2011-12) - Truth in Recycled Content Claims

AB 837 creates truthful advertising for rigid plastic packaging containers through accurate recycled content reporting.

Position and Status.
CAW supports.

It passed the Senate on 8/20 and was concurred in the Assembly on 8/24. Chaptered into law on 9/25/12.

This bill would require manufacturers and suppliers to verify specific recycled content claims on plastic food packaging containers upon request. Sunsets January 1, 2018.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Sue Vang (916) 443-5422

Assemblymember Brian Nestande
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.


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