Corn Lobbyists don’t get the final word

 

The ill-fated SB-1454 would have banned "biodegradable" plastic

The recent demise in California of legislative bill SB-1454 took some by surprise. This cleverly written piece of legislation was designed supposedly to clarify misleading labeling claims and would prevent the sale of plastics in California whose packaging is labeled not only biodegradable but also compostable.

 

But the bill’s backers were stunned when California’s Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, noting the possible “unforeseen consequences could result from such a vast expansion” of existing law.

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Seattle to let consumers opt-out of delivery of phone books

Photo by Joshua Trujillo / seattlepi.com

Known for often leading the way in environmental innovation, Seattle will now allow consumers to sign up for an Opt-out Registry that will prevent the unwanted delivery of yellow pages phone books.

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