State Recycling Laws Update

10 October 2014:

New California Law Requires Businesses to Recycle Organic Waste
Largest generators would need to start recycling in 2016.

Reporting of Children's Products Containing Several Toxic Metals to Take Effect Next Month in Maine
Public comment period closes on similar proposed reporting for four phthalates.

Bill Introduced in NYC Would Limit Waste Capacity at Some City Transfer Stations
Capacities at targeted districts would be reduced over a two-year period beginning in January 2016.

Austin, Texas Begins Developing C&D Waste Diversion Ordinance
C&D project managers would have two options for compliance.

Proposed Northampton, MA Ordinance Would Ban Plastic Bags and Polystyrene Food Service Ware
The ban would take effect in November 2016.

Recycling Laws International

17 October 2014:

French National Assembly Votes to Ban Disposable Plastic Bags and Food Service Ware
The same bill includes public procurement targets for recycled paper products.

Brazilian Government May Extend Deadline for Cities to Comply with National Policy on Solid Waste
The Senate is likely to approve a deadline extension to August 2018.

Northern Ireland Publishes Waste Prevention Program Document
The program is built around 13 actions, many of which are already underway.

UK DCLG Issues Waste Policy Planning Guidance for Local Governments
Local waste plans should integrate the five-level waste hierarchy.

The Bulletin

15 October 2014:

Government and Regulatory:
Paris Mayor Proposes Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
California OEHHA Publishes List of Banned Art Suppplies Containing Toxic Substances
Norwegian Environmental Agency Calls for EU-Wide Ban on Dibutyltin Dilaurate
Hawaii DOH Fines Two Beverage Firms for Submitting Late Container Deposit Reports

Statistics and Trends:
24 New WEEE EPR Plans Approved by Peruvian Ministry
New Mobile App Measures Environmental Impact of E-Waste Management Programs
More than 125 Million Pounds of EPS Recycled in US Last Year
Danish Government Offers 10 Million Kroner to Fund Household Waste Recycling Projects
Estonian Government Taskforce Wants More Competition in Waste Services Sector

Business Initiatives:
Bottle Recycling Saved Ambev 13,000 Tons of Virgin PET
Foodservice Packaging Institute Releases Study on Polystyrene Foam Recycling Resources
EU Waste Management Industry Association Outlines Circular Economy Strategy

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