Plastic Waste – California Enacts Legislation Voiding November Ballot Measure

A June 30, 2022 Los Angeles Times story https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2022-06-30/california-new-law-phase-out-single-use-plastics-containers reports that on June 30, 2022, the Governor of California signed into law https://www.gov.ca.gov/2022/06/30/governor-newsom-signs-legislation-cutting-harmful-plastic-pollution-to-protect-communities-oceans-and-animals/ “SB-54 Solid waste: reporting, packaging, and plastic food service ware” https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=202120220SB54 which ....

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Plastic Waste – USAID Launches “Save Our Seas Initiative”

In a June 22, 2022 news release https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/jun-22-2022-usaid-announces-save-our-seas-initiative the US Agency for International Development (USAID) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Agency_for_International_Development launched a “… new flagship initiative to combat ocean plastic pollution globally—the Save Our Seas Initiative. The initiative will ....

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) – SEC Proposes Standardized ESG Reporting Requirements

A June 15, 2022 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP news release https://www.faegredrinker.com/en/insights/publications/2022/6/sec-proposes-esg-disclosure-requirements-for-investment-companies-to-combat-greenwashing advises that the “... In a three-to-one vote on May 25, 2022 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC) proposed amendments to ....

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Recycling, Reuse, Prevention and Education – EPA Seeks Comments on $375 Million Grant Program

A June 8, 2022 EPA news release https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-and-epa-announce-375-million-funding-bipartisan advises that the Agency is seeking public comment by July 25 https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/06/09/2022-12458/recycling-education-and-outreach-grant-program-and-model-recycling-program-toolkit-request-for on “... a Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program, a Recycling Education and Outreach ....

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