SB 1335 (Allen) - Sustainable Food Packaging at State Parks, Beaches, and Facilities
Summary: SB 1335 would help California meet its waste diversion goals by ensuring that all disposable food packaging provided at food service facilities serving to, or located in, a state agency or facility, or from a concessionaire on state property - such as a state park or beach - is recyclable or compostable. "Packaging" would include all bowls, cups, plates, containers, and trays.
For easy compliance with this measure, this bill would require CalRecycle to host and maintain a list of materials that are in compliance with SB 1335, including thermoformed polyethylene terepthalate (PET, plastic resin #1), paper or paperboard, aluminum, or compostable plastic - materials that have demonstrated their ability to be recycled in California. CalRecycle may update this list at any time, but no less frequently than every five years.
Position & Status: CAW is sponsoring this bill
Introduced February 16th, 2018
Passed Senate Natural Resources Committee on April 24, 2018 with amendments
Watch the bill hearing, including CAW's testimony at 6:06
Amended April 25, 2018 in to incorporate clarifying amendments by the Natural Resources Committee.
Amended May 7, 2018 to ease compliance by food vendors with a publically accessible list of acceptable materials.
Passed the Senate Floor May 30, 2018
Passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on June 25, 2018. Watch the bill hearing at 16:30 and CAW's testimony at 18:52.
Placed on suspense file in Assembly Appropriations Committee
Passed Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 17, 2018 with amendments to clarify that the bill applies to all food operations on state properties, such as foodtrucks.
Passed Assembly Floor Vote on August 31, 2018.
Passed Senate Floor concurrence vote on August 31. 2018.
SIGNED INTO LAW! September 20, 2018
CAW Staff Contact: Kelly McBee, (916) 443-5422