California Proposes Regulations to Increase Post-Consumer Recycled Content Standards in Plastics Manufacturing
The State of California in the United States has proposed permanent regulations to adopt definitions for post-consumer recycled material, post-industrial recycled material, plastic material reclaimer, and manufacturer of post-consumer recycled plastic, among others. The regulations also include record-keeping and compliance requirements for beverage manufacturers and reporting requirements for beverage manufacturers, plastic material reclaimers, and manufacturers of post-consumer recycled plastic.
The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery will hold a public hearing on March 21, 2023, and WTO Members and their stakeholders can submit comments to the USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point by March 21, 2023. The proposed date of adoption and entry into force is yet to be determined.