AB 2908 (Berman) Tire Recycling Incentive Program

Summary: This bill creates a new incentive program, modeled after the successful Plastic Market Development program, for recycled end-uses of waste tires.

Position & Status: CAW is the sponsor of this bill. This bill is no longer active.

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  • Introduced February 16, 2018

  • Passed the Assembly Natural Resources committee April 16, 2018

  • Passed the Assembly Appropriations committee May 25, 2018

  • Passed the Assembly floor vote May 30, 2018

  • Passed the Senate Environmental Quality committee June 28, 2018

  • Passed the Senate Appropriations committee August 17, 2018

  • Passed the Senate Floor Vote August 23, 2018

  • Passed the Assembly concurrence vote August 27, 2018

  • VETOED BY GOVERNOR September 20, 2018

Description: California generates more than 44 million waste tires every year,  AB 2908 will significantly increase tire recycling, support local infrastructure development, and reduce the incentive for illegal dumping of waste tires. This bill requires CalRecycle to develop and establish the program, which provides incentives for products made from recycled tires, excluding synthetic turf, playgrounds, and tire derived fuel. This program is expected to double the state’s tire recycling rate from 37 percent to 75 percent by the year 2020. 

CAW Staff Contact: Nick Lapis, (916) 443-5422

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