|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to environmental conservation|
|Sep 13, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7375
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7375 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7375 (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.
S7375 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7375 SPONSOR: LIU TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the environmental conservation law, in relation to false claims about recyclability and plastic container labelling PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that plastic packaging is labeled correctly. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would: *prohibit the sale or distribution of any product or packaging with a deceptive or misleading claim about the product or packaging recyclabil- ity; *establish the date by which the prohibition shall take effect; *require DEC to develop regulations on product and packaging recyclabil-
S7375 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7375 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E September 13, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. LIU -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules 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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