SB 804 changes the definition of Conversion Technology and could allow diversion credits for methods other than recycling and composting, including controversial waste-to-energy projects.
Position and Status: CAW opposes. SB 804 will be heard in Sen Energy, Utilities and Communications April 16th
AB 1023 directs funding from the AB 32 Cap-and-Trade proceeds to provide incentives for waste reduction, recycling, composting and recycled content manufacturing projects.
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CAW Supports. AB 1023 passed out of policy committee on April 29. It is now being sent to Assembly Appropriations.
AB 1021 provides financial assistance in the form of sales tax exemption on equipment purchases to businesses that process or utilized recycled feedstock.
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CAW Supports. AB 1021 passed out of Assembly Natural Resources with bipartisan support. Next, it will be heard in fiscal committee.
Summary. AB 513 provides a market development incentive program for Rubberized Asphalt Concrete
Position and StatusCAW supports. AB 513 passed out of Assembly Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. Next, it will head to fiscal committee.
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 Requires fast food chains to use food packaging that is compatible with local recycling and composting infrastructure.
Position and Status CAW Sponsored. Passed out of EQ Committee on 4/17 by a final vote of 5-3. In Senate Appropriations.
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. Provide market-based incentive to in-state recyclers and manufacturers to utilize CRT glass in products. Position and Status. CAW Sponsored. AB 1022 passed out of Assembly Natural Resources Committee with bipartisan support. Next, it heads to Fiscal Committee.
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.
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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.
For 2013, we are proposing to build on our proven track record of success by targeting problem waste materials and waste generators and putting forward solutions that combine consumer convenience and opportunity to recycle, with market-based incentives for manufacturers and businesses to design for recycling and the use of recycled materials. Those that don’t adapt will be forced out of the marketplace.
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