SB 529 (Leno, 2013-14) Fast Food Packaging

Requires fast food chains to use food packaging that is compatible with local recycling and composting infrastructure.

Position and Status
CAW Sponsored. This bill is no longer active.

California law mandates a 75% statewide diversion goal by 2020.

This bill would require fast food chains to use food packaging materials that can be locally recycled or composted by July 1, 2014. In addition and consistent with CA law, the bill mandates that the packaging materials meet specific diversion goals in subsequent years, starting with a 25% goal by 2016 and ending with a 75% recycling or composting rate by 2020.

This is a producer responsibility measure that would increase the supply of recovered plastics and paper waste.

CAW Staff Contacts
Sue Vang (916) 443-5422

Senator Mark Leno
State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814

Current Language, Analyses and Votes 

California Coastal Coalition
California Coastkeeper Alliance
Californians Against Waste (sponsor)
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
City and County of San Francisco
Ecology Action
Environment California
Green Chamber of Commerce
Green Cities California
Heal the Bay
La Mode Verte (LMV) Productions
Los Angeles County Integrated Waste Management Task Force
Napa Valley CanDo
Natural Resources Defense Council
Northern California Recycling Association
Ocean Conservation Society
Pacifica's Environmental Family
Planning & Conservation League
Save Our Shores
Seventh Generation Advisors
Sierra Club California
Surfrider Foundation
Turtle Island Restoration Network
World Centric
5 Gyres Institute