Minimum Recycled Content Bill Heads to Washington Governor's Desk
By: Megan Quinn

  • A bill in Washington designed to increase recycled content in packaging and ban some types of expanded polystyrene (EPS) containers is headed to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for signature.
  • The bill, SB 5022, sponsored by Senator Mona Das, would require more recycled content in plastic beverage containers, trash bags and containers for household and personal care products. It bans EPS food service products such as clamshell containers, plates and cups, as well as EPS recreational coolers and packing peanuts. The bill also calls for plastic utensils, straws, and cup lids to only be provided to customers on request.

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