Insights on SB54, California’s Circular Economy EPR Law for Plastic Packaging
GlobalPSC members the National Stewardship Action Council recently conducted a webinar on the passage of SB54, California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act. NSAC has made the webinar available below.
The Act establishes an extended producer responsibility (EPR) program for single-use plastic packaging and plastic single-use food service ware by requiring all covered material sold in or imported into California to be recyclable or compostable by 2032. Other key provisions include a 25% reduction in the use of plastic packaging and a 65% recycling rate of the remaining single-use plastic packaging by 2032. Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB54 into law on June, 2022.
NSAC’s Heidi Sanborn, SB 54 lead author Senator Ben Allen, Senior Policy Advisor Tina Andolina and other key stakeholders provide details on SB54 and their insights on the complexities involved in getting this pivotal legislation introduced and passed.