California Will Lead US With Bold Plastic Waste Law Targeting Product Packaging
Governor Gavin Newsom on 30 June signed into law the Plastics Pollution Prevention and Packaging Responsibility Act, which sets thresholds and timelines for reducing plastic use and meeting recycling goals, shifting recycling burden from consumers to producers.
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Independent Beauty Association CEO and president Don Frey and cosmetics industry lobbyist Robert Harmala of Telegraph Avenue Advisor, provided views on the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act and developments to come at IBA’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum.