When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
California Environmental advertising: recycling symbol: recyclability: products and packaging, Chapter 507 of 2021 (SB 343, Allen)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This law prohibits the manufacture, distribution, import or sale of any products or packaging that display the chasing arrows recycling symbol, or any other symbol or statement indicating the product or packaging is recyclable or otherwise directing the customer to recycle the product or packaging, unless it meets specified criteria to avoid deceptive or misleading marketing (‘’Regulatory and litigation risks from California’s new recycling laws’’, 2022). This law also makes provisions for the development of suitable recyclability criteria. It is too early to assess this policy as the law will not be enforced until the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has developed a suitable recyclability criteria. This should be completed by January 1, 2024 (Gilbreath, 2022; Mallen, 2021).
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