This year, some California legislators are looking to overhaul the state’s Bottle Bill.
A state Senate committee is expected to hold hearings this week on a bill that would make beverage manufacturers more responsible for helping consumers recycle, the Los Angeles Times reports. Legislators also will discuss extending bill provisions to wine and liquor makers.
The push to revamp the state Bottle Bill comes amid growing attention around plastic pollution and the beverage industry’s goals to increase the use of recycled plastic in their bottles. In addition, last August, California’s largest operator of recycling redemption centers, RePlanet, closed all 284 of its centers.