Phasing in new state law requirements
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 17, the 2021 plastics law (Senate Bill 5022) will be phased in over several years. It will help reduce the use of some plastics and could drive the development of new markets for Washington’s recyclable plastic.
There are two immediate provisions:
- June 25, 2021: The state no longer requires plastic bottles or other rigid plastic containers to include the “chasing arrows” symbol around the plastic resin code.
- July - December 2021: A stakeholder committee will work to make recycled content recommendations for plastic items not covered by the 2021 plastic law.