Phasing in new state law requirements
The 2021 plastics law will reduce the use of covered single-use plastics. This law aims to reduce the production of new plastic and drive the development of new markets for Washington’s recyclable plastic. It was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 17. It will be phased in over several years.
There are two immediate provisions:
June 25, 2021: The “chasing arrows” symbol around the plastic resin code is no longer required to be on plastic bottles or other rigid plastic containers. The symbol can still be used, but it's not required.
July – December 2021: We contracted a study with a professional third party to provide recycled-content recommendations for plastic items not covered by the 2021 plastic law.