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Capitol Alert: Ballot Initiative Certified

The initiative, which nearly 900,000 Californians signed a petition for, would require CalRecycle to adopt new policies aimed at producers related to the reduction of single-use plastics. It also would establish a California Plastic Pollution Reduction Fee — no more than 1 cent per item of packaging or foodware — that would be used to provide funds to local governments to upgrade their waste and recycling systems, to support state and local efforts at waste reduction and to engage in environmental mitigation.

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