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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 30. WASTE MANAGEMENT [40000 - 49620]

  ( Division 30 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )
  

PART 3. STATE PROGRAMS [42000 - 42999]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1096, Sec. 2. )
  

CHAPTER 5.3. Single-Use Carryout Bags [42280 - 42288]

  ( Chapter 5.3 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 850, Sec. 1. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Reusable Grocery Bags [42281 - 42282.1]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 850, Sec. 1. )

  
42281.5.  

On and after July 1, 2015, a producer of reusable grocery bags made from plastic film shall not sell or distribute a reusable grocery bag in this state unless the producer is certified by a third-party certification entity pursuant to Section 42282. A producer shall provide proof of certification to the department demonstrating that the reusable grocery bags produced by the producer comply with the provisions of this article. The proof of certification shall include all of the following:

(a) Names, locations, and contact information of all sources of postconsumer recycled material and suppliers of postconsumer recycled material.

(b) Quantity and dates of postconsumer recycled material purchases by the reusable grocery bag producer.

(c) How the postconsumer recycled material is obtained.

(d) Information demonstrating that the postconsumer recycled material is cleaned using appropriate washing equipment.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 850, Sec. 1. (SB 270) Effective date postponed (until November 9, 2016) by referendum petition. Approved in referendum Proposition 67 at the November 8, 2016, election.)