The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) recently put out a call to action to its members regarding three pieces of legislation that are facing steep opposition as they head to the Assembly Floor next week.
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.
Waste 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.
For more information regarding Oregon's Bottle Bill, and resources regarding the 2018 expansion, visit AOR's Bottle Bill Resource Page.