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How industry ‘environmental’ group helped foil California’s plastics crackdown

Californians for Recycling and the Environment, as the nonprofit calls itself, campaigned against the legislation in social media posts and through lobbyists. The group said that if the bills to require that far less plastic go to landfills passed, “Californians (would) have to prepare for a future without toothpaste, baby formula and dog food.”

California Lawmakers Punt On Landmark Plastic Pollution Bill

In recent months, Californians for Recycling and the Environment circulated social media posts with links to a web page promoting the idea that the legislation “threatens to negatively impact the availability, affordability and quality of many products California families rely on for our health and well-being.” The web page includes graphics of baby and pet food.

California heads to decision point on tough plastic laws

A new industry coalition, Californians for Recycling and the Environment, formed in June and also opposes the single-use plastics bill as currently outlined.

"The targets set by this bill are simply infeasible, do nothing to encourage the use of recycled content to build up our domestic recycling market and provides no long-term funding strategy to support a robust, effective recycling system," said CRE spokesman Micah Grant. "While we share the mutual goal of protecting the environment, the Legislature should hit the pause button to ensure consumers will still be able to afford the products they've come to rely on and that the legislation can accomplish what it sets out to do."

California coalition forms to promote state’s recycling goals

“Our concern is that, as written, SB 54 and AB 1080 will unintentionally eliminate many products that families rely on for their health and wellbeing because California doesn’t yet have the necessary recycling infrastructure in place,” says Micah Grant, a spokesperson for CRE.