Washington State’s 2021 Senate Bill E2SSB 5022 (E2SSB 5022) aims to reduce the use of single-use plastics and increase recycled content in plastic bottles and trash bags. The law supports many of the recommendations in Washington’s 2015-2016 plastics study (an updated study for 2020-2021 is available here). As required by Section 9 of this law, a Stakeholder Advisory Committee has been convened to make recommendations to the legislature on mandatory postconsumer recycled content requirements for types of plastic packaging not covered by the 2021 plastic law. The facilitator will submit a report to the Washington State legislature containing the recommendations of the Stakeholder Advisory Committee by December 1, 2021.

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings

Non-members are welcome to observe the meetings. A brief public comment opportunity will be provided towards the end of the meetings. Zoom logistics are included on the agendas.

The calendar of meetings can be found here.

Meeting 7: November 23, 1:00-2:00 pm PT

Meeting 6: November 10, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Meeting 5: November 3, 12:00-3:00 pm PT (note: rescheduled from October 27)

Meeting 4: October 13, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Meeting 3: September 21, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Meeting 2: September 9, 12:00-3:00 pm PT

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Members

Ross Strategic is in the process of meeting with potential committee members affiliated with the organizations specified in Section 9, E2SSB 5022. The current roster of Stakeholder Advisory Committee members is available here.