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Regulatory Activity Accelerates in Four EPR States

Regulatory Activity Accelerates in Four EPR States

More States Expected to Adopt EPR Laws

The year 2023 is an incredibly active one for extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws, which are now being implemented in the four states that passed EPR laws for packaging—so far. Over the past two years, the initial EPR initiatives passed into law are as follows: Maine’s Legislative Document 1541 in 2021 Oregon’s Senate Bill (SB) […]

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2023 Activity in States Picks up Where 2021, 2022 Left off

The years 2021 and 2022 were unprecedented with groundbreaking new laws in the packaging sector. Four states adopted new extended producer responsibility laws, two states adopted new recycled content mandates for various types of packaging, and California adopted a first-in-the-nation recycling labeling law. The year 2023 will also likely prove to be significant and precedent setting for packaging policy.

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2022 Wraps Up With California Passing EPR for Packaging

2022 Wraps Up With California Passing EPR for Packaging

The year 2022 was significant and precedent-setting for the flexible packaging industry, with the addition of new state laws that will govern how packaging is made and managed at the end of life. Numerous states debated packaging issues, with two passing and signing extended producer responsibility bills for packaging. Many more states are addressing issues like recycled content mandates, labeling, and toxic chemicals in packaging.

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More States Ponder Packaging Policies

More States Ponder Packaging Policies

This year, more states are debating packaging issues. These debates, at times, are taking contrasting views over the role of producers in recycling systems and how requirements are developed.

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Expect Busy 2022 State Legislative Docket

Expect Busy 2022 State Legislative Docket

EPR, labeling, and recycling at the fore

If 2021 was a landmark year in terms of new packaging policy at the state level, 2022 likely will prove to be another precedent-setting year with the addition of several new state laws. Active conversations in at least a half dozen states indicate that the interest in new packaging policy has not waned and may be even larger.

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Maine and Oregon Pass First U.S. EPR Laws

2021 will go down as a landmark year in terms of new packaging policy at the state level. Maine and Oregon’s legislatures have now officially passed extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws for packaging sold or distributed in their states.

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State Legislative Agendas Narrow

Packaging Policies Debated Through Spring Sessions

The 2021 state legislative sessions have focused on key policies that will squarely impact the flexible packing industry, namely post-consumer recycling (PCR) for certain packages, recyclability labeling, and extended producer responsibility (EPR).

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2021 Off to a Fast Start

States Debating EPR, Recycled Content, and Labeling Bills

2021 began with a rush in many states to consider policies that will squarely impact the flexible packing industry.

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State Elections Set Up a Busy 2021

State Elections Set Up a Busy 2021

This Could Be Watershed Year for EPR, Other Bills

State elections were hotly contested in 2020, and they were of equal importance to federal elections due to the census and redistricting in 2021 and 2022. Despite the millions of dollars poured into state campaigns, it was largely a status quo election. Only the New Hampshire House and Senate switched party control from Democrat to […]

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