Legislation

 

 

 

NEAR, FAR, WHEREVER YOU ARE

We proudly work on legislation to advance a circular economy. Click below to learn more about relevant legislation at the federal, state, and local level.

 

FEDERAL LEGISLATION

HR 2238 (Lowenthal): Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (2021) - SUPPORT
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By Representative Lowenthal

  • Status

    • 3/29/2021: Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment 

  • To amend the Solid Waste Disposal Act to reduce the production and use of certain single-use plastic products and packaging, to improve the responsibility of producers in the design, collection, reuse, recycling, and disposal of their consumer products and packaging, to prevent pollution from consumer products and packaging from entering into animal and human food chains and waterways, and for other purposes.

 

 

STATE LEGISLATION

 

California

SB 54 (Allen): Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act (2021-2022) - SUPPORT (Two-Year Bill)
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By Senators Allen, Becker, Stern, Wiener, Becker, and Gonzalez, and Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez, Muratsuchi, Ting,  Boerner Horvath, Carrillo, Kamlager, and Luz-Rivas.

  • Status:

    • Held by Senator Allen. 

  • This bill would establish the Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act, which would prohibit producers of single-use, disposable packaging or single-use, disposable food service ware products from offering for sale, selling, distributing, or importing in or into the state such packaging or products that are manufactured on or after January 1, 2032, unless they are recyclable or compostable.

 

 

LOCAL LEGISLATION

Please click on any of the following product stewardship council's websites for more information on local legislation in their states:

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COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

NSAC supported Cook County, IL as they shepherded their pharmaceutical safe disposal ordinance to passage, which was unanimously approved on 10/26/16. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Commissioner Debra Shore noted NSAC's involvement in her 2016 Annual Report.