Rep. Strom Peterson applauds new laws addressing recycling crisis
Last updated 5/31/2019 at Noon
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...