SB 568: Short-term convenience, long-term pollution

 
CLCV Supported
Failed Assembly floor

Foam packaging litters our streets, costs taxpayers millions of dollars in cleanup costs, and is the second most common type of debris on California's beaches. SB 568 (Lowenthal) would have phased out the use of take-out food containers made of polystyrene (otherwise known as StyrofoamTM) at food service establishments statewide, except in jurisdictions that recycle 60% of the foam foodware used locally. Chemical and plastic groups spent massively on lobbying, and the bill failed passage in the Assembly. The movement to reduce plastic pollution has grown, however, and dozens of cities banned polystyrene take-out containers this year.

No Senate action was taken on this item.

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Katcho Achadjian R
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Luis Alejo D
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Michael Allen D
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Tom Ammiano D
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Toni Atkins D
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Jim Beall D
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Bill Berryhill R
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Marty Block D
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Bob Blumenfield D
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Susan Bonilla D
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Steven Bradford D
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Julia Brownley D
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Joan Buchanan D
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Betsy Butler D
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Charles Calderon D
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Nora Campos D
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Wilmer Amina Carter D
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Gil Cedillo D
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Wesley Chesbro D
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Connie Conway R
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Paul Cook R
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Mike Davis D
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Roger Dickinson D
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Tim Donnelly R
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Mike Eng D
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Mike Feuer D
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Nathan Fletcher R
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Paul Fong D
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Felipe Fuentes D
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Warren Furutani D
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Beth Gaines R
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Cathleen Galgiani D
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Martin Garrick R
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Mike Gatto D
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Rich Gordon D
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Jeff Gorell R
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Shannon Grove R
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Curt Hagman R
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Linda Halderman R
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Isadore Hall D
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Diane Harkey R
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Mary Hayashi D
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Roger Hernandez D
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Jerry Hill D
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Alyson Huber D
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Ben Hueso D
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Jared Huffman D
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Kevin Jeffries R
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Brian Jones R
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Steve Knight R
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Ricardo Lara D
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Dan Logue R
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Bonnie Lowenthal D
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Fiona Ma D
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Allan Mansoor R
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Tony Mendoza D
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Jeff Miller R
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Holly Mitchell D
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Bill Monning D
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Mike Morrell R
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Brian Nestande R
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Jim Nielsen R
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Chris Norby R
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Kristin Olsen R
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Richard Pan D
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Henry Perea D
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John A. Pérez D
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V. Manuel Pérez D
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Anthony Portantino D
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Jim Silva R
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Nancy Skinner D
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Cameron Smyth R
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Jose Solorio D
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Sandré Swanson D
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Norma Torres D
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David Valadao R
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Donald Wagner R
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Bob Wieckowski D
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Das Williams D
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Mariko Yamada D
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This item did not end up on the Governor's desk; therefore, he could not sign or veto it.

 
 
 

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