Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2023||
referred to environmental conservation
Senate Bill S1400
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Environmental Conservation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1400 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1400 (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.
2023-S1400 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1400 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 recycla-
2023-S1400 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1400 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. LIU, KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Environmental Conser- vation 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. LBD02916-01-3
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