CAW-sponsored AB 2505 (Brownley) passed out of Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee today. 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 phthalates and heavy metals--and is a costly and potent contaminant in the recycling stream of other, non toxic alternative plastics.
CAW and PVC:
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