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.
- Next Step: Governor's approval by September 30 deadline.
CAW Staff Contact: Kelly McBee, (916) 443-5422