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State Recycling Laws Update

August 2018:

Illinois Governor Approves Bill Supporting CRT Waste Glass Storage
Storage is permitted only for "future retrieval."

Mattress Recycling Council's 2017 Annual Report May Be Rejected by CalRecycle
CalRecycle is set to consider the report and staff recommendations at its next meeting.

Bipartisan Bill Supporting Sustainable Chemistry R&D Introduced in United States Senate
A federal interagency group would develop a national roadmap within two years.

Cigarette Butt Recycling Pilot Program Proposed in New York City Council
The one-year pilot program would be conducted in a single district in the city.

Albany County, New York Expands Ban on Polystyrene Foam Carryout Food Service Ware
Previously, the ban applied only to chain restaurants.

US House of Representatives Approves Amended Marine Plastic Debris Bill
Among other provisions, the bill allocates $50 million to help clean up marine plastic debris over the next five fiscal years.

Massachusetts Senate Approves Resolution That Could Help Prevent Premature E-Waste
The resolution supports the right to repair electronics by independent repair shops and product owners.

Third Florida Gulf Coast Municipality Votes to Ban Plastic Straws
The municipality is concerned that marine plastic waste presents a threat to its local ecosystem.

Toronto City Council Calls for Policy to Reduce Single-Use Plastics
An approved council motion directs the General Manager of Solid Waste Management Services to take several actions.

Los Angeles Board of Public Works to Vote on Proposed $3 Million Food Waste Pilot Program
Residents would segregate food scraps in their kitchens and add them to their green yard waste bins.

Latest EPA Data Shows Overall US Recycling Rate Improved Only Marginally in 2015
Generation of municipal solid waste (MSW) increased 3.5 million tons in 2015.

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