Per an article today by Colin Staub in Resource Recycling, “California Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry last week introduced Assembly Bill 815, which offers communities incentive to adopt dual-stream collections,” defined in the bill as the source separation of paper and containers, at minimum. Under this bill, communities that adopt dual-stream would automatically be considered compliant with the CA law requiring municipalities “to make efforts to implement source reduction and recycling initiatives to achieve 50 percent diversion.” Backers of the bill and dual-stream claim this move could lead to higher-quality recyclables recovery, which is especially important given the changes in the recycling commodity market — demand for lower contamination levels combined with lower commodity prices — brought on last year by China’s “National Sword” policy action.

See full article here:

https://resource-recycling.com/recycling/2019/02/26/california-bill-pushes-cities-to-return-to-dual-stream/

And full Assembly Bill 815 here:

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB815