California Legislation Ensures Plastic Manufacturers Bear Responsibility for Product Lifecycle

Article filed under Waste to Wealth, Zero Waste & Economic Development | Written by Neil Seldman | | Updated on Jan 11, 2018

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/california-legislation-ensures-plastic-manufacturers-bear-responsibility-for-product-lifecycle/

A bill introduced in California to protect the oceans has been developed and supported by the Save the Albatross Coalition, a project of  Zero Waste International Alliance, co chaired by Neil Seldman ILSR and Captain Charles Moore, Algalita Marine Research. 

California legislation – AB 319 – would require manufacturers to use bottles that keep bottle caps on bottles where they belong, and out of oceans, rivers, streets, parks, streams and wildlife. The bill requires that manufacturers must take responsibility for the entire lifecycle of their products that cause great damage.

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Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Waste to Wealth initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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Source: https://ilsr.org/california-legislation-ensures-plastic-manufacturers-bear-responsibility-for-product-lifecycle/