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Policy and Legislation

As California’s thought leader and policy expert on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation, CPSC takes pride in coordinating closely with others to ensure that California policies maintain the integrity of the Principles of Product Stewardship and EPR.

Assembly Select Committee on Waste Reduction and Recycling in 21st Century California Hearing on Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – 11/4/2015

The Select Committee held a hearing in Palo Alto and heard from diverse stakeholders on efforts to manage HHW, EPR efforts at the state and local level, and current challenges and future opportunities.  The hearing agenda included presentations from Debbie Raphael with San Francisco Environment (pictured below), Waymond Wong with San Mateo County, Kristina Miller with Tehama County, Carl Smith with Call2Recycle, Michael Gross with Greenwaste, and more. Watch the full hearing below.


CalRecycle Educational Briefing on EPR and Waste Recycling Issues

CPSC partnered with staff from CalRecycle to provide an educational briefing on EPR and other waste and recycling issues to legislative staff in Sacramento. We also presented Assembly Speaker John Pérez with a Legislative Leadership Award for authoring the carpet stewardship bill in 2010. The pilot carpet stewardship programs in rural areas are experiencing great success and programs in ten rural counties.

legislative leadership john perezPictured (L to R) – Assembly Speaker John Pérez with Heidi Sanborn and Pete Price from the Assembly Speaker’s Office


California Legislative Information

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Legislative Session Calendars

How to Lobby the California State Legislature: A Guide to Participation – Roger Dickinson.

How to Write Great Advocacy Letters to Legislators – League of California Cities


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