State Legislatures Busy With Plastics Policy on Shampoo Bottles, Chemical Recycling and Preemption
By: Megan Quinn
  • New York could become the second state to ban single-use plastic hotel toiletry bottles under 12 ounces if Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill (S543) that passed last week. The bill would apply to hotels with 50 rooms or more starting in January 2024 and all others in 2025.
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey recently signed a bill (SB 1156) to promote "advanced" or chemical recycling, including new definitions and regulations around the process. It is now the 12th state to do so, following approval of a similar law in Oklahoma last week.
  • Last week, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill (HB1704) prohibiting municipalities and counties from limiting the use of "auxiliary containers," defined as any "bag, cup, package, container, bottle, device, or other packaging."

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