Legislature Approves Sen. Dodd’s Glass Recycling Bill

Thursday, September 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that the Legislature has approved his proposal that would remove barriers to glass recycling.

“This is a commonsense measure that will reduce the amount of glass that goes into our waste stream, ultimately cutting greenhouse gas emissions,” Sen. Dodd said. “Thanks to my colleagues in the Legislature for recognizing the value of taking this important step, which will help us achieve our landfill reduction goals.”

Senate Bill 232 conforms California law to reflect the Toxics Packaging Clearinghouse model, used in other states and the European Union, which sets the maximum amount of recycled materials that can be used in the making of a new bottle or container.  Without the change in state law, the amount of recycled glass used in the manufacturing process would be reduced.

It was unanimously approved by the Assembly and Senate and heads next to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a signature. Supporters include the Wine Institute, the California Craft Brewing Association, the Beer Institute and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association.

“CCBA members strongly support the state’s glass recycling goals and the need for a sustainable program to reduce energy and resource consumption,” said Tom McCormick, the craft brewing association’s executive vice president.


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at www.sen.ca.gov/dodd.