On June 30, Gavin Newsom, governor of California, signed the sb 54 act, which is the first law in the United States to comprehensively reduce disposable plastic products.
The new law stipulates:
Source reduction: from January 1, 2032, the use of covered materials sold, supplied or distributed in the state will be reduced by 25%
From January 1, 2032, all covered materials sold, distributed or imported in the state can be recycled or composted
All covered materials sold, distributed or imported in the state achieve the following recovery rates:
Not less than 30% from January 1, 2028
Not less than 40% from January 1, 2030
Not less than 65% from January 1, 2032
Covered materials refer to the following two types:
Disposable packaging: after its contents are used or unpacked, they are usually recycled, disposed of or discarded, and usually will not be refilled or reused in other ways by the manufacturer.
Disposable plastic food server: including but not limited to plastic coated paper or paperboard, paper or paperboard intentionally added with plastic in the manufacturing process, and multi-layer flexible materials. For this item, "disposable food server" includes the following two items:
(i) Trays, plates, bowls, covered lunch boxes, lids, cups, utensils, mixers, hinges or covered containers and straws
(II) packaging paper or bags sold to food service agencies
The new law shifts the responsibility of plastic waste from users to producers. The new law stipulates that companies that do not comply with the requirements of the law will be fined up to $50000 a day.
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