A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed “job killer” bill that would have placed an unworkable ban on disposable food services containers or single-use carryout bags has missed the deadline to be considered on the Senate Floor and is likely dead for the year.
SB 529 (Leno; D-San Francisco) mandated that specified “fast food facilities” provide customers with only disposable food service packaging or single-use bags that are either “compostable” or “recyclable.”
These terms are defined as packaging that is accepted for composting in a local curbside collection program available to at least 60% of residents in that jurisdiction.
The bill also established tiered composting and recycling targets for these materials of 25%, 50% and 75% between 2016 and 2020.
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce