SB 343 – Senate Environmental Quality

Prohibiting Greenwashing of Non-Recyclable Waste

SB 343 makes recycling easier by making recyclable products more easily identifiable and makes it harder for companies to "greenwash" their products with false claims of recyclability. This bill would prohibit the use of the chasing-arrows symbol or any other suggestion that a material is recyclable, unless the material is recyclable in most California communities and is routinely sold to manufacturers to make new products.

Author: Ben Allen

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Bill info from the legislature

Issues: Corporate Accountability, Recycling and Waste Reduction

Signed into Law

Top Priority Bill Top Priority Bill


Passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Newsom


50 yes
3 no
27 abstain


29 yes
7 no
4 abstain


Signed into Law

Legend Key

  • Pro-Environmental Action
  • Anti-Environmental Action
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Good Bill,
    Counted Negatively
  • NV
    Did Not Vote on Bad Bill,
    Counted Positively
  • Excused Absence, Not Counted
    Positively or Negatively

SB 343 – Senate Environmental Quality VotesVote Date: 3/15/21