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California Plastics Packaging Bill "Unnecessary" - Industry

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

A California bill that would impose a packaging tax on manufacturers of products sold in rigid plastic containers that fail to meet certain state-mandated recycling criteria is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee May 21.

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