What You Need to Know About SB 1383
What is all this talk about SB 1383?
In short, it’s a Senate Bill Governor Brown signed into law in September 2016 – intended to support California’s short-lived climate pollutant reduction strategy. Scientists tell us that greenhouse gasses released by human activities, like landfilling food and yard waste, cause climate change. To respond to this climate crisis, California implemented statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery.
2022 Regulation: Recycled-Content Paper Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2022, SB 1383 requires jurisdictions (cities, counties, cities and counties, or special districts that provide solid waste collection services) to purchase recycled-content paper products that are recyclable.
This builds upon existing laws to purchase products that contain minimum recycled content, and adds requirements on product recyclability and recordkeeping. As examples, these product types may include, but are not limited to:
So many office supplies, so many options! Recycled content office supplies include items such as: file folders, hanging holders, white wove envelopes, manilla envelopes, index cards, cartons, corrugate boxes, wrapping and packaging products.
Writing and Printing Papers
Business print, a lot. Imagine if every business printed using recycled copy paper… and the amount of trees that would be saved every year! Recycled content writing and printing papers include: copy paper, xerographic, watermark, cotton fiber, offset, cardstock, note pads, computer printout paper, writing tablets, and other uncoated writing papers.
All businesses use branded stationery and marketing materials to a certain degree. Recycled content printed materials include, but are not limited to, products like: calendars, brochures, reports, magazines, publications, posters, newsprint, book paper, and business forms.
Learn more about Blaisdell’s custom printing services and request recycled paper or cardstock on your next quote request!
Paper Janitorial Supplies
Janitorial paper products are a high commodity in any facility, we all use it. Keep usage and recyclability top of mind with these popular restroom products:
Blaisdell’s Can Offer Purchasing Guidance
Jurisdictions must ensure that they are purchasing paper products and printing and writing papers that meet the following SB 1383 requirements:
- Minimum recycled content and recyclability (described in further detail below, under the sections “Recycled-Content Requirements” and “Recyclability Requirements”)
- Written certification and other verification from product vendors, as applicable, certifying that the products meet the recycled-content and recyclability requirements.
Jurisdictions must maintain records certifying the minimum recycled content and recyclability of paper purchases. This is where we can help! Blaisdell’s can not only provide a favorites list of qualifying items, but we can also offer reporting for these items at any given time throughout the year! Contact us here, or register for your free business account to get started!
For more details regarding SB 1383, please visit CalRecycle’s website here.