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California Senate unanimously passes statewide drug and needle take-back program to be paid for by producers

California Senate unanimously passes statewide drug and needle take-back program to be paid for by producers

The California State Senate unanimously, on a vote of 39-0, passed SB 212 (Senator Jackson, Assembly member's Ting and Gray), which will establish a comprehensive statewide take-back system for sharps and medications. If signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, SB 212 will be the first in the U.S. to establish  a comprehensive, producer-funded take-back program to provide safe and convenient disposal options for home-generated pharmaceutical drugs and sharps waste. 

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New laws for recycling in California focus on organics and infrastructure

New laws for recycling in California focus on organics and infrastructure

The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) composed a year-end roundup of new legislation that furthers California’s environmental progress in 2016 and beyond. Among the new statutes taking effect in 2016 are those that improve organics management, create tax incentives to increase the state’s recycling infrastructure, and bolster CalRecycle’s ability to collect recycling and disposal data. Each promises to be a valuable tool in implementation of the state’s overall waste management strategy.

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