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Subject:    Passage of Product Stewardship Laws for Paint and Carpet
Date Sent:    October 4, 2010
From:    EPR@calrecycle.ca.gov
Message:    CalRecycle Extended Producer Responsibility

AB 1343 (Huffman) and AB 2398 (Perez) were signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in September 2010. These bills require producer responsibility for paint and carpet, respectively.

AB 1343 will create an architectural paint recovery program which requires manufacturers to develop and implement a program to collect, transport, and process postconsumer paint to reduce the public costs and environmental impacts of the management of postconsumer paint in California. It requires CalRecycle to administer the program, approve and disapprove plans, and provide oversight to ensure a level playing field among manufacturers.

AB 2398 will create a product stewardship program for carpet and require a manufacturer or product stewardship organization acting on behalf of a manufacturer(s), to establish and submit to CalRecycle a product stewardship plan aimed at increasing the amount of carpet diverted from landfills and recycled into secondary products. It requires CalRecycle to administer the program, approve and disapprove plans, and provide oversight to ensure a level playing field among manufacturers.

CalRecycle will use this listserv to communicate next steps for the implementation of these programs.

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