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AB-2779 Recycling: single-use plastic beverage container caps. (2017-2018)

As Amends the Law Today


 Chapter 6.3 (commencing with Section 42380) is added to Part 3 of Division 30 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

CHAPTER  6.3. Plastic Beverage Container Caps
 For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Beverage” has the same meaning as in Section 14504.
(b) “Beverage container” or “container” means an individual, separate bottle, can, jar, carton, or other receptacle, however denominated, in which one liter or less of a beverage is sold, and that is constructed of plastic. “Beverage container” does not include a cup or other similar open or loosely sealed receptacle.
(c) “Retailer” means a person who sells a beverage in a beverage container to a consumer.
(d) “Single use” means intended for disposal after one use and used for serving or transporting a prepared, ready-to-consume product.
(e) “Small bottler” means a company that manufactures a beverage in a beverage container and has less than ____ dollars ($____) in annual sales and less than ____ employees.
 On and after January 1, 2022, a retailer shall not sell or offer for sale, in the state, a single-use beverage container containing water with a cap, unless the container meets one of the following conditions:
(a) The cap is tethered to the container in a manner that prevents the separation of the cap from the container when the cap is removed from the container.
(b) The cap includes an opening from which the beverage can be consumed while the cap is screwed onto or otherwise contiguously affixed to the container.
 This chapter shall not apply for beverage containers manufactured by small bottlers.