New York Current Campaigns

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New York Bottle Bill and E-waste Campaigns:

New York Bottle Bill Campaign: A1971

Summary: A1971 would expand the current bottle bill that was first established in 1982. The amendments include adding containers for fruit juice, iced teas, milk, wine, and liquor. It would also change the definition of a "beverage container" to include refillable containers that can be refilled and sold 25 times or more.

Status: A1971 is currently in the Environmental Conservation Committee and has been since 1/6/2010.

Text of the Bill: Read the language of A1971.

SponsorAssemblyman Steve Englebright

 C4R ContactsRachel Vida 916-551-1751

 

New York Bottle Bill Campaign: S01356

Summary: S01356 would increase the redeemable deposit to ten cents, and would expand containers to include non-carbonated flavored drinks and bottled water. Does not include frozen or powdered concentrates, milk, medicines, and drinks that contain over 70% natural fruit or vegetable juices.

Status: Referred to the Enivronmental Conservation Committee for the second time on 1/6/2010.

Details: The expansion would also include a five cent handling fee that manufacturers pay per container. The unclaimed ten cents redeemable deposit will be collected and used in local governement recycling and environmental projects.

Text of Bill: Read the language of S01356.

SponsorSenator Liz Krueger

C4R ContactsRachel Vida  916-551-1751.

 


E-Waste Campaign

S6047 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT RECYCLING AND REUSE
Summary: Producer Responsibility For electronic waste
Status: Introduced in 2009. Passed Senate 4/26, returned to Assembly 4/26, referred to Env Conservation committee 4/26
Details: This bill would require electronics manufacturers to collect and recycle or reuse their products at the end-of-life.  This measure would require manufacturers to collect a minimum of three pounds per capita in the year 2010, four pounds in the year 2011, and five pounds in the year 2012. The collection rates from 2011 and 2012 would be averaged for a collection rate for 2013 and thereafter (at the discretion of the Department of Environmental Conservation). In addition, manufactures would be prohibited from imposing collection fees on consumers. The bill would also prohibit the disposal of electronic equipment in traditional solid waste disposal systems, unless the facility is permitted to accept such waste. This bill sets penalties for manufacturers who fail to meet collection requirements and for all those who violate the disposal ban.

Covered electronic devices includes computer, computer peripheral, small electronic devices (such as VCR player, DVD player, video game console, MP3), cathode ray tube, and television.

SponsorSenator Antoine Thompson

C4R Contact: Teresa Bui 916-551-1751

Take ActionTake Action! Send a support letter for S6047 in the Senate side!

 

 

A 9049 Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse (S6047 Companion bill)
Summary: Producer Responsibility
Status: Introduced in 2009 but bill died in the Senate. Bill was brought back in 2010, and ordered to third reading as of 1/6/2010
Details: This bill would require electronics manufacturers to collect and recycle or reuse their products at the end-of-life.  This measure would require manufacturers to collect a minimum of three pounds per capita in the year 2010, four pounds in the year 2011, and five pounds in the year 2012. The collection rates from 2011 and 2012 would be averaged for a collection rate for 2013 and thereafter (at the discretion of the Department of Environmental Conservation). In addition, manufactures would be prohibited from imposing collection fees on consumers. The bill would also prohibit the disposal of electronic equipment in traditional solid waste disposal systems, unless the facility is permitted to accept such waste. This bill sets penalties for manufacturers who fail to meet collection requirements and for all those who violate the disposal ban.

Covered electronic devices includes computer, computer peripheral, small electronic devices (such as VCR player, DVD player, video game console, MP3), cathode ray tube, and television.
Sponsor: Assemblymember Robert Sweeney
C4R Contact: Teresa Bui (916) 551-1751

Take Action Take Action! Send a Support Letter for A9049 to your district Assembly Member