BAGS - MINIMUM RECYCLED CONTENT
While not all current regulations have requirements for minimum recycled content for bag alternatives – we recommend this be included.
- At minimum, include the common standard requirement for paper at 40% post-consumer recycled content.
- Even better to include one for plastic too.
- Mandate a third-party certification for bag producers to meet bag requirements for minimum recycled content, or limit bag distribution to certified authorized bag sellers.
California SB 270 has a recycled content requirement and requires 3rd party certification for certain specifications like post-consumer recycled content percentage and tracking (section 42281.5)
Los Angeles County requires testing/compliance proof to ensure reusable bags are in line with ordinance