AB 2530 (Gordon) - Recycled Content Labeling on Beverage Containers 

Summary: AB 2530 would simply require manufacturers to report the amount of virgin and post-consumer plastic they purchase the previous year.

Position and Status: CAW is the sponsor of this bill.

  • Passed the legislature August 25th, 2016
  • Signed into law by Governor Brown September 29th, 2016

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Description: AB 2530 would require the manufacturer of a beverage sold in a plastic beverage container, subject to the California Redemption Value (CRV), to annually report to CalRecycle on the amount of post-consumer recycled plastic and the amount of virgin plastic that they used in the past year for plastic beverage containers subject to the CRV.  CalRecycle would make this information available on its website. The reported data will help CalRecycle and policy makers to better assess market demand for California RPET manufacturing compares with current collection and recycling levels, in order to better inform future policy. 

Contact CAW: Teresa Bui, (916) 443-5422

Contact Assemblymember Rich Gordon

Current language, analysis, and votes

Organizations supporting AB 2530:

As You Sow
Californians Against Waste (Sponsor)
Clean Water Action
Ecopet Plastics Inc.
Global Plastics
Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Marin Sanitary Service
Napa Recycling
Natural Resources Defense Council
Plastic Pollution Coalition
Recycle Smart
Sierra Club California
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
Tri-CED Community Recycling
Verdeco Recycling Inc.
West Coast Chapter Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 
Zanker Road Resource Management