Skip to main content

Capitol Weekly: CA’s Landmark Law Targets Safety For Compostable Products

Source: Capitol Weekly

When Gov. Gavin Newsom signed “The Truth in Labeling for Recyclable Materials” bill, SB 343, into law in October 2021, he also signed a companion bill into law about compostable labeling, AB 1201. Both laws take effect on January 1, 2024.

SB 343 targets inaccurate and misleading product labeling to eliminate confusion about which plastics are recyclable and which are not. Assembly Bill 1201 targets California’s product-labeling requirements for products marketed as compostable and biodegradable.

.... Sponsored by Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), AB 1201 was the result of hard work at the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling.