Recycling – New California Law on Use of the “Chasing Arrows Symbol” Explained

A January 31, 2022 Morgan Lewis “Lawflash” reports that an October 2021 California law “… creates new requirements for the labeling of packaging that is intended to be disposed of in the blue curbside recycling bins … manufacturers of recyclable packaging should be prepared to assess these new restrictions and requirements and evaluate the materials and labeling used in their packaging … [The law] … prevents the use of the chasing arrows symbol on products that are not considered by the state to be recyclable … improper use of the chasing arrows symbol is also considered a deceptive or misleading claim … the law [also] imposes new recordkeeping requirements … Those that do not comply … will be subject to potential misdemeanor charges punishable by imprisonment or fines of up to $2,500. The new law … may also generate consumer litigation …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @MorganLewisLaw