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Bill By Ventura County Legislator Would Make Plastic Bottle Makers Use More Recycled Materials

Plastic bottles could contain much more recycled materials under a proposed new state law on the governor’s desk which was co-authored by a Ventura County legislator.

AB 793 would increase the amount of recycled content in plastic bottles in the state from 15% in 2022 to 50% by 2030.  If signed into law by the governor, it would eventually lead to the state having the most stringent recycling requirements for plastic bottles in the world.

The legislation was co-authored by Democratic Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin of Thousand Oaks.  Irwin says they worked with the industry to make sure the plan is financially feasible.

The state legislature approved the legislation, and the governor now has until the end of the month to make a decision on it.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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