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SB 54: New California Law to Cut Plastic Pollution - July 2022

A new State law, SB 54, known as the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act, sets new goals to reduce plastic packaging and requires that all forms of single-use products be recyclable or compostable by 2032. The law is the nation’s most comprehensive legislation to date to cut dependence on single-use products, while shifting plastic pollution responsibility to producers and manufacturers.