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State Recycling Laws Update

November 2016:

US EPA Report Sets 2014 US National Recycling Rate at 34.6%
Nearly 258 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated during the year.

City Council Agrees to Delete Some Retailer Provisions in Chicago Carryout Bag Ordinance
The seven-cent tax on permitted bags will be continued.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources Suspends Solid Waste Alternatives Program
Requests for financial assistance are exhausting available funding.

Notice of Violation Filed with California Attorney General over BPA Allegedly Found in Thermal Paper Receipts
Four major retail chains and one airline were cited for violating a California environmental law.

South Pasadena Is the Latest California Municipality to Ban Polystyrene Foam Food Service Ware
The ban will take effect in November 2017.

California Voters Uphold Statewide Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
52% of voters approved keeping the law that was enacted last year.

Los Angeles City Council Motion Calls for More Diversity in City Recycling and Waste Management Efforts
The motion directs the Bureau of Sanitation to study the matter and make recommendations.

A Review of Current Waste and Recycling Bills in the US Congress
Few of the 15 top measures have made any progress.

New US NNI Strategic Plan Includes Addressing Environmental and Health Concerns of Nanomaterials
Development of a knowledge base and tools to identify and quantify risks are among the actions called for.

Government of Canada Publishes Draft Regulations Banning Microplastic Beads
A initial manufacturing ban will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Archive of other State Recycling Laws Update articles.

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