Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022
referred to ways and means
|Jun 02, 2021
reported referred to ways and means
|May 24, 2021
reported referred to codes
|May 19, 2021
referred to environmental conservation
Assembly Bill A7668
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-A7668 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-A7668 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Provides that it is deceptive to misrepresent that a product or package is recyclable unless it can be collected, separated or otherwise recovered from the waste stream through an established recycling program for reuse or use in manufacturing or assembling another item; requires the department of environmental conservation to develop regulations on types and forms of plastic products and packaging for which a claim of recyclability may be made; requires all rigid plastic containers sold in this state be labeled with a code that indicates the resin used to produce such container; makes related provisions.
2021-A7668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7668 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Environmental Conservation AN ACT to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to false claims about recyclability and plastic container labelling THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The Legislature finds and declares that it is the public policy of the state that environmental marketing claims, whether explic- it or implied, should be substantiated by competent and reliable evidence to prevent deceiving or misleading consumers about the environ- mental impact of plastic products. For consumers to have accurate and useful information about the environmental impact of plastic products, environmental marketing claims should adhere to uniform and recognized standards. The Legislature further finds and declares that it is the public poli- cy of the state that claims related to the recyclability of a plastic product be truthful in practice and accurate. Consumers deserve accurate and useful information related to how to properly handle the end of life of a plastic product. § 2. The environmental conservation law is amended by adding a new section 27-0511 to read as follows: § 27-0511. RECYCLING TRUTH IN LABELING. 1. IT IS DECEPTIVE TO MISREPRESENT, DIRECTLY OR BY IMPLICATION, THAT A PRODUCT OR PACKAGE IS RECYCLABLE UNLESS IT CAN BE COLLECTED, SEPARATED, OR OTHERWISE RECOVERED FROM THE WASTE STREAM THROUGH AN ESTABLISHED MECHANICAL OR MANUAL RECYCLING PROGRAM FOR REUSE OR USE IN MANUFACTURING OR ASSEMBLING ANOTHER ITEM. 2. NO PERSON SHALL OFFER FOR SALE, SELL OR DISTRIBUTE ANY PRODUCT OR PACKAGING FOR WHICH A DECEPTIVE OR MISLEADING CLAIM ABOUT THE RECYCLA- BILITY OF THE PRODUCT OR PACKAGING IS MADE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11094-02-1
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