AB 1149 (Gordon and Wieckowski, 2011-12) - Recycled Plastic Market Development

AB 1149 would extend a January 1, 2012 sunset for the Plastic Market Development program to continue investment in California’s plastics recycling and manufacturing infrastructure. It would also authorize CalRecycle to ‘reinvest’ up to 50% of savings from an anticipated drop in PET processing fee offsets back into Plastic Market Development Payments.

Position and Status.

UPDATE: Governor Brown Signed AB 1149!

AB 1149 passed out of the Senate Floor with bipartisan support and got Assembly concurrence with 79-0 vote. It now heads to the Governor's desk!

Please fax or email it to us so we can hand deliver these letters. Our Fax is 916-443-3912. 

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This measure will encourage existing California-based manufacturers of products and packaging to utilize recycled plastic in-state, reducing pollution and waste, and increase jobs and economic opportunity in California.  The current program helps sustain some 750 jobs at 6 processing facilities and several manufacturing facilities in California.

CAW Staff Contacts.
Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422

Assembly Member Gordon
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Assembly Member Wieckowski
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814

Current Language, Analyses and Votes.

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc
California Grocers Association
California Retailers Association
California Nevada Soft Drink Association
California State Association of Counties
California Resource Recovery Association
California Refuse & Recycling Council
Californians Against Waste
CarbonLITE Industries
Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Auth.
City and County of San Francisco
Earthbound Farm
Epic Plastics
Envision Plastics
Global PET
League of California Cities
Norton Packaging, Inc.
Peninsula Packaging Company
Peninsula Plastics Recycling
Pinnacle Plastic Containers
Plastic Recycling Corporation of California
Regional Council of Rural Counties
Republic Services
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Talco Plastics, Inc.
Waste Management