Legislation

AOR Legislative Committee update and call for new committee members

17 Jan 2019

The 2019 Oregon Legislative session begins January 22 and will likely include discussion of many issues of interest to AOR’s members. The legislative committee began review of legislative concepts in November. This update includes a summary of recent committee meetings and information about open positions on the committee and how to apply for those positions.

California Bill Would Curb Use of Paper Receipts to Reduce Waste, Push Digital Alternative

11 Jan 2019

A California lawmaker introduced legislation this week that would make the state the first to bar retailers from giving out printed receipts unless a customer requests them.

The proposed measure — Assembly Bill 161 — would require stores to use electronic receipts as the default option. Stores that give out printed receipts without first being asked by the customer could be subject to fines. If passed, the bill could have implications far beyond California, according to experts.

House Interim Committee On Energy and Environment holds informational hearing on recycling markets

29 May 2018

The Oregon House Committee on Energy and Environment held an informational hearing on the recycling markets issue earlier this week.

The speakers included Abbey Boudouris and Brian Fuller from DEQ, Kristin Mitchell from ORRA, and Michael Wisth from the city of Eugene.

They did a great job providing an overview of the situation and discussing how local areas are responding.

California Lawmaker Introduces Legislation Requiring Tethered Bottle Caps

18 Feb 2018

bottle capWaste Today reports: 

Assemblymember Mark Stone, a democrat representing the 29th California Assembly District, has reintroduced legislation to require plastic bottle caps to be tethered to their beverage containers. By banning bottles that don’t have attached caps, California will reduce one of the most prevalent sources of plastic litter in the state, he says.