California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

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Single-Use Carryout Bags (SB 270). On Sept. 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, aligning state law with ordinances passed by a growing number of local governments in California to reduce plastic waste. However, a referendum to overturn this ban has qualified for the November 2016 ballot. Home Page | FAQ | Law

CalRecycle works to reduce life-cycle environmental impacts of plastic products and packaging and to foster appropriate end-of-life management of plastic discards. Various programs and activities offer comprehensive approaches to managing plastic materials, ranging from product design and material choices to market incentives and infrastructure improvements.

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Last updated: January 22, 2016
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