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All businesses selling into California will need to integrate new sustainability requirements into their use of plastics and plastic packaging.

Signed into law this summer, the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act (SB 54) will impose new sustainability regulatory requirements on all businesses manufacturing single-use packaging or plastic single-use service ware.

The law targets not only manufacturers but sellers of all goods sold in California, and thus will apply to the owner or licensee of the brand or trademark under which the covered product is sold or otherwise brought into California by distributors or retailers. This would sweep in nearly any company that makes any consumer or commercial goods with single-use packaging or food service ware sold in the state.

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