California’s latest recycling actions

California legislature wraps session with unprecedented recycling action
(updated 9/18/19 – Waste Dive)

[Note: Grey Bears operates three public recycling centers in Santa Cruz.]

Lawmakers may not have taken up a big packaging EPR bill, but they moved on others – including one focused on market development.

California has a reputation for pushing the envelope on environmental issues and the 2019 legislative session that wrapped up last weekend didn’t disappoint. Longtime Sacramento observers say this was one of the biggest yet when it comes to waste and recycling issues. [Learn more about Grey Bears recycling by clicking here.]

Fueled by continuing repercussions from China’s scrap import restrictions, buckling bottle bill infrastructure and rising public attention to plastics, lawmakers pushed hard on bills big and small.  Read more>>