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Rep. Strom Peterson applauds new laws addressing recycling crisis


Last updated 5/31/2019 at Noon

Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds)

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law SB 5397, which initiates a study for the management of plastic packaging in Washington State through product stewardship, industry-led initiatives and other options.

“The proliferation of plastic packaging and the impacts on the environment when not properly managed is of immense concern,” said Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds), the prime sponsor of the House companion bill (HB 1204).

“This bill is a critical next step to determine how the state can engage plastic manufacturers to take responsibility and address this threat, including expanding resp...

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