Apr 15 - PVC Phase Out Heads to Appropriations

AB 2505 (Brownley) passed out of Assembly ESTM today, and added ESTM Chair Jared Huffman as a co-author.

The bill proposes to phase out the use of PVC resin in certain consumer packaging.

Consumer packaging represents the largest segment of PVC in the solid waste stream, as it is virtually non-recyclable. PVC consumer packaging also presents a human health threat--it can contain high levels of phathalates and heavy metals--and is a costly and potent contaminant in the recycling stream of other, non toxic alternative plastics.

It is now headed to Assembly Appropriations Committee.Â

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