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File #: RPT 22-002   
Section: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 1/10/2022 Final action:
Subject: New California Recycling and Reuse Legislation
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report
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DATE:      January 10, 2022

 

TO:           Council Sustainability Committee

 

FROM:     Director of Public Works                     

 

SUBJECT                                          

 

New California Recycling and Reuse Legislation                                                                                  

 

RECOMMENDATION.R

 

That the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) reviews and comments on this report.End

 

SUMMARY

 

On October 5, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom approved five recycling and reuse bills:

SB 343, AB 881, AB 1201, AB 962, and AB 1276. The bills address labelling requirements for recyclable and compostable products and packaging, the export of plastic waste, reusable/returnable glass bottles, and address single-use food ware. In addition to diverting more waste from landfills, the new recycling legislation will help stimulate a green economy, reduce litter, and reduce the impacts of climate change. Staff is working with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (StopWaste) and Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) to ensure that the City is prepared to implement the requirements of the new laws.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I Staff Report