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AB-2579 Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery: waste characterization study: food service packaging.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 40512 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) In the next regularly scheduled waste characterization study conducted by the department on or after January 1, 2017, the department shall include all of the following information:
(1) The amount of food service packaging, by material type, used in California and the disposition of the products, including the percentages recycled, composted, and disposed and an estimate of the percentage littered.
(2) The facilities located in the state that accept food service packaging for recycling or composting, the cities those facilities serve, and the infrastructure needed to increase the recycling rate to reach California’s statewide recycling goal of 75 percent and reduce litter.
(3) The current and potential markets for recycled and composted food service packaging products.
(4) Barriers to the increased recycling and composting of food service packaging and steps that may be taken to remove those barriers.
(b) For purposes of this section, “food service packaging” means single-use packaging products used by food service providers for their customers for food that is prepared onsite.