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Years of Discussions Yield Far-Reaching Packaging Deal

A workable compromise on a circular economy policy for California was reached in the final days before the Legislature left for summer recess and...

CalChamber Opposes Tax on Plastic/Goods Packaging

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last week voted to oppose the California Plastic Waste Reduction Regulations Initiative, which proposes a new...

CalChamber, Allies Stop Anti-Business Legislation

This legislative session, the California Chamber of Commerce identified more than 130 bills that would have increased costs or imposed regulatory burdens on California...

CalChamber Cites Key Policy Elements for Recycling in a Circular Economy

Working to find a comprehensive solution to recycling and packaging concerns is a goal shared by the California Chamber of Commerce and its members. That...

Recycling Overhaul Keys: Standardized Compliance Path, Infrastructure

Overhauling California’s recycling market requires a balance of the right mandates with a compliance pathway, California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Adam Regele told...

New Recycling Paradigm Fraught with Challenges

“Living is easy with eyes closed.” John Lennon wasn’t talking “trash” when he said this, but the quote fairly describes how California approached recycling...
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Just 2 Job Killer Bills Pass

Only two of the 31 job killer bills identified this year by the California Chamber of Commerce have passed the Legislature and been sent...

Keeping Employer Concerns Before Legislators Critical in Last Week of Session

With just one week left before legislators leave Sacramento for the year, major bills having a significant impact on business remain to be voted...
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Legislature Weighing Strict Product Regulation

With just weeks remaining in the legislative session, twin job killer bills upending how consumer products are packaged and sold in California are being...

Coalition Seeking Changes to Plastic Recycling Bill

Legislation raising serious questions about California mandates on recycling numerous products containing plastics is advancing in both the California Senate and Assembly. The California Chamber...

New Recycling/Composting Requirements Moving in Legislature

Legislation imposing new recycling and composting requirements for disposable food service packaging at certain state facilities passed an Assembly policy committee this week despite...

CalChamber Opposition Stops Mandate on Beverage Container Caps

Strong opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce and a large coalition of employer groups, industry associations and local chambers of commerce stopped a...

Capitol Insider Blog Posts Examine Styrofoam, Corporate Board Quotas

Two recent posts, reprinted below, examine the politics behind styrofoam container legislation and a proposal to set a quota of women members for the...

Beverage Container Mandate Fails to Move

A proposal to require tethered caps for single-use plastic beverage containers failed to move out of the Assembly before this week’s January 31 deadline...

Beverage Container Mandate Moves to Assembly Floor

Legislation proposing a burdensome mandate on beverage containers passed the Assembly Natural Resources Committee this week and will be considered next by the entire...

Burdensome Reporting for Beverage Makers Moves

The Senate fiscal committee this week passed a California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill imposing new and unnecessary costs and burdens on beverage manufacturers without...

Commercial Organics Recycling Mandate to Take Effect April 1, 2016

A state law requiring businesses that generate a certain amount of waste per week to recycle their organic waste will take effect next spring. The...