Plastic packaging bill
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
California's SB 1110 passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee 6-4 and was re-referred to the Committee on Consumer Protection July 12. The bill was recently amended to include phased-in recycling rates for cosmetics and foods and requires a compliance certification process to be undertaken if a manufacturer does not meet the mandatory rate (1"The Rose Sheet" July 12, In Brief). The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, along with Gillette, Unilever and Wella, oppose SB 1110
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