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Waste & Recycling September 17, 2021 03:50:45 AM

States Take Aim at Ubiquitous “Chasing Arrow” Symbol on Products that Aren’t Recycled

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California isn’t the only state trying to increase transparency around recycling.

States Take Aim at Ubiquitous “Chasing Arrow” Symbol on Products that Aren’t Recycled

SEATTLE (Waste Advantage):  One of the most recognized logos around, the recycling symbol, is in line for a major revamp. California recently became the first state to restrict the use of the widely known “chasing arrows” symbol. State lawmakers passed a bill that criminalizes putting the symbol on any item that isn’t commonly recycled as determined by the state’s environmental regulator; it will become law unless Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoes it.

California isn’t the only state trying to increase transparency around recycling. Earlier this year, Oregon this year created a task force to examine environmental labeling as part of sweeping legislation that makes packagers more responsible for their waste. New York also introduced a bill in May to eliminate the three arrows from any non-recyclable item.

Forty years after the concept of recycling went mainstream, these states are acknowledging what environmentalists have been saying for decades: Most plastic products are burned or sent to a landfill. Items such as ziplock bags, yogurt cups, prescription bottles, clear beverage cups and plastic films can only be recycled in a handful of processing facilities in a few cities nationwide.  California’s bill would guarantee these items don’t get the “chasing arrows” symbol unless the state verifies that most of this plastic is actually turned into new products.

Courtesy: www.wasteadvantage.com

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