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Recycled Content Mandates: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Thursday, January 6, 2022
12:30 PM
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This webinar was co-sponsored by NEWMOA, Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), and West Coast Forum on Climate and Materials Management.

Recycled content mandates are growing in popularity as a policy mechanism to engage producers in responsibility for recycling markets, sharing in the costs of a functioning recycling system, and reducing climate change impacts. But not all recycled content mandates are the same, and some have the potential for unintended consequences.

This webinar took a closer look at:

  • California’s experience with several, very different recycled content mandates
  • Whether or how mandates might support, or conflict with, broader extended producer responsibility policies
  • Potential economic and environmental limitations of recycled content mandates, and some possible solutions


  • Mark Murray [PDF], Executive Director, Californians Against Waste
  • Steve Alexander [PDF], President and CEO, Association of Plastics Recyclers
  • David Allaway [PDF], Senior Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

For more information, contact Terri Goldberg at .



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