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The legislative process surrounding California’s EPR bill was of interest to readers last month. | rarrarorro/Shutterstock

Last month, Resource Recycling readers were drawn to stories about recycling policy, particularly producer responsibility proposals.

The list below shows our top stories published in June in terms of unique page views.

1 | EPR bill in Colorado signed while New York bills fail
Producer responsibility advocates celebrated the signing of Colorado’s extended producer responsibility bill into law, but were left wanting in New York as two bills failed this session.

2 | California recycling overhaul set to become law
California’s printed paper and packaging extended producer responsibility bill passed the state Senate unanimously June 30 and was signed into law, just before the deadline to pull a plastic-tax measure from November’s state ballot.

3 | US scrap paper exports sink slightly as plastics drop sharply
U.S. exports of recovered fiber held relatively steady during the first quarter of 2022, but scrap plastic shipments plunged by more than one-fifth.

4 | Bottle bill reform heads to Iowa governor
Iowa lawmakers have approved container deposit legislation that triples the bottle handling fee but allows grocery stores and other retail entities to opt out of the collection system, a fact that could significantly reduce redemption access.

5 | Oregon Truth-in-Labeling Task Force submits final report
After nine meetings over five months, the Oregon Truth-in-Labeling Task Force has submitted its final report and recommendations to the state legislature.


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