Washington Recycled Plastic Content Rulemaking

Washington’s new plastics law requires producers of products sold in Washington to have a minimum amount of recycled material in their containers. With respect to food processors, this applies to all beverages for human consumption, except infant formula. Brand owners must register with Ecology by May 18. On April 14, Ecology held the first of four Rule Advisory Committee meetings to provide input on its draft rule WAC-173-925Chris Cary, Sustainability & Environmental Manager at Tree Top, serves on the Committee. Food Northwest’s Sustainability Committee and staff will participate in the rulemaking process. For more information see the PCR rule website.