Legislation: Washington

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
July, 2007

HB 2056 was signed into law and went into effect in July, 2007. The bill requires beverage vendors at official gatherings and events, in areas for which residential and commercial recycling is already available, to provide recycling for single-serving plastic, glass and aluminum containers. The Washington State Department of Ecology has produced a Focus Sheet on Recycling at Washington Events (PDF file, 175KB) that answers...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
April, 2007

In 2007, landmark legislation, HB 1024 (PDF file, 30KB), was passed to phase out the use of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) including Deca (Chapter 70.76 RCW). PBDEs are flame retardants used in consumer products. PBDEs persist in the environment and accumulate in living organisms, and toxicological testing...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Resolution
Date:
March, 2006

In 2006, the WSPHA adopted WSPHA Resolution 06-02 (PDF file, 34KB), a resolution endorsing the Precautionary Principle as a public health tool for preventing harm from persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBTs). The Precautionary Principle holds that those who produce goods should be responsible for ensuring they are healthy for the population.

Also in 2006, the WSPHA adopted ...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
March, 2006

ESSB 6428 was signed into law on March 24, 2006 and established E-Cycle Washington, a producer responsibility system for recycling of covered electronic products (CEPs) through manufacturer financed opportunities.

Manufacturers are required to annually register and submit a fee to the Department of Ecology and must participate in a...

Status:
Passed
Type:
Law
Date:
March, 2004

HB 2488, signed into law on March 29, 2004, directed the Washington State Department of Ecology to work with the state Solid Waste Advisory Committee to conduct research and develop recommendations for implementing and financing an electronic product collection, recycling and reuse program. A final report entitled...

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