A draft packaging EPR bill was proposed on 11 February this year in the USA through the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
There are currently no packaging EPR regulations in force in the USA. However, we reported in February that the draft packaging EPR bill in Maine was progressing towards approval and several states including California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Washington have also proposed EPR Packaging legislation.
What will this mean for packaging producers?
Minimum Recycled Content Requirement
The proposed bill requires plastic beverage containers to include a certain percentage of recycled content in their products before entering the market. The EPA will also phase in new requirements for producers to manufacture containers from recycled content. The recycled content requirements will increase over time.
Other notable points
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