Plastic Reduction, Responsibility Bill Passed in California

Adriana Caldarelli

A California bill tackling the plastic pollution crisis at the source is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk after a vote in the state Senate this week. SB54 aims to set California on the path towards a circular economy by making producers responsible for improving recycling and composting infrastructure. Packaging producers of all materials must take financial responsibility for the full lifecycle of their products through extended producer responsibility.

For more information and the most current bill status, please visit: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB54