California restricts ‘recyclable’ claims on food packaging

California has two new laws that restrict claims of recyclability in food packaging.

Under a law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Oct. 5, a state agency must conduct a study by Jan. 1, 2024, to determine what can be called “recyclable” in California.

Another law prohibits claims of being “compostable” if the packaging has chemicals that would contaminate the compost.

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