At this time, most people in the U.S. have little immediate risk of Coronavirus (COVID - 19) exposure, as the virus is not currently widespread across the country. Compared to the seasonal flu, COVID – 19 is less transmissible since transmission primarily occurs once symptoms are present and stops when symptoms subside.

Sonia Salas

The California Assembly is currently considering SB 54 (Allen – Redondo Beach), the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act, which would ban most single-use packaging and products that are not recycled (not just recyclable) by 2030.

SB 54 aims to achieve a 75% reduction in the waste generated from single-use packaging and products, which would include items like field wraps, salad bags and clam shells. Certainly, this bill would change the way produce is packed in California, leading to considerable increases in costs for the industry.

Gail Delihant

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