State legislatures across the country were busy in 2021 considering bills aimed at reducing the amount of landfilled consumer product packaging. Many bills sought to mandate minimum post-consumer recycled content (PCR) for various packaging materials. Others aimed to shift collection and recycling costs from states to companies by creating circular economies through fee-based “extended producer responsibility” (EPR) programs.
IDFA updated members on newly enacted statutes in Maine, Oregon and Washington and how those new laws could impact the ability of dairy companies to market dairy products in those states. IDFA also highlighted key state bills expected to become active in 2022 and share how IDFA plans to advocate for dairy.