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Summary. AB 1001 would expand the Bottle Bill program to include all beverage container types, while also reducing program inefficiencies and administrative costs.
Position and Status. CAW supports. AB 1001 passed out of policy committee on April 29 by a 6-3 vote. It now moves to fiscal committee.
Summary Prohibits stores from distributing single use plastic bags and allows the sale of reusable, paper, and (in certain jurisdictions) compostable plastic bags.
Position and Status CAW Supports. In Appropriations. Passed Senate EQ Committee on 4/17, 5-3.
Summary. AB 323 presents a package of policies that will drive the recycling of yard trimming and food scraps, not only resulting in a reduction of pollution and greenhouse gases, but also creating jobs and supporting a burgeoning industry.
Position and Status.
CAW Supports. 323 passed out of policy committee on April 29 by a 6-3 vote. The next stop for the bill is Assembly Appropriations.
Summary. SB 254 would help reduce illegal mattress dumping by requiring manufacturers to take back used mattresses at the end of life at no cost to the consumers.
Manufacturers are responsible for developing and implementing a convenient and cost effective program to collect and recycle used mattresses generated in this state.
Position and Status. SB 254 passed out of Senate Environmental Quality Committee 6-0. Next, it will be heard in Fiscal Committee.
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