Public Meeting Notice: January 20, 2021- Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling

Event Information

1/20/2021 8:30AM

1/20/2021 12:30PM

Public Meeting Live Webcast

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Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling Public Notice and Agenda 

Date: January 20, 2021 

Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 

Location: Remote 


Agenda Item 1: 8:30 am (5 min) Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum 

Formal proceedings to bring Commission to order. 

Agenda Item 2: 8:35 am (5 min) Review and Potential Approval of Meeting Notes 

The Commission will review and potentially approve meeting notes from January 6, 2021. 

Agenda Item 3: 8:40 am (20 min) Public Comment Review - Items Not on the Agenda 

At this time, any member of the public may address the Commission on matters not listed on this agenda. Participants are encouraged to reserve their comments for regular matters listed on this agenda for the time the item is considered by the Commission. Please note that no discussion or action may be taken on any item that is not listed on the agenda. Comments will be limited to 1 minute or 150 words. 

Agenda Item 4: 9:00 am (30 min) Consideration of Urgency Recommendation Letter on CRV Convenience 

Commission will consider approving the draft letter to state authorities on the urgent need to increase convenience for the public to redeem their CRV deposits during a pandemic and economic crisis. 

Agenda Item 5: 9:30 am (50 min) Presentation from Kip Lipper 

This is an opportunity for Mr. Lipper to share his thoughts on the upcoming legislative session with regards to waste related topics including Bottle Bill. Discussion with Commissioners will follow. 

Agenda Item 6: 10:20 am (10 min) Update on Legislation 

Update from the Chair and Vice Chair on response to the Report. CalRecycle’s Legislative and External Affairs Office will provide an update on legislation and how it relates to the Commission’s work. Discussion will follow. 

Break: 10:30 am (10 min) 

Agenda Item 7: 10:40 am (20 min) 2021 Commission Calendar 

Discussion 2021 Commission meeting scheduling – should we keep the same day/time and number of meetings of full commission and committees, when are committees deemed to have completed all their work. 

Agenda Item 8: 11:00 am (20 min) Presentation by CalRecycle Office of Public Affairs on Survey on Educational Outreach Campaign 

CalRecycle is leading a stakeholder engagement and educational outreach campaign to improve recycling in California. As a part of that campaign, there will be surveys of stakeholders. OPA seeks the input of the Commission and will give an overview of their planned survey. 

Agenda Item 9: 11:20 am (1 hour) Committee Reports on Policy Recommendations for Commission Discussion and Possible Approval 

The Committees will provide a summary of decisions made at previous meetings on process and policy recommendations. The Commission will consider and potentially approve policy recommendations. The standing Committees are Labeling and Media, Organics, Recycling, and Market Development. The two-person Committees are Waste Prevention, Oregon Relationship, EPR/Other as Assigned. 

Agenda Item 10: 12:20 pm (5 min) Agenda Items for Future Meetings 

Discussion on future agenda items. 

Agenda Item 11: 12:25 pm (5 min) Meeting Summary and Closing 

Closing remarks and summary of goals achieved during the meeting. 


For further information about this meeting, please contact Audrey Vorametsanti at, (916) 323-0034, or 801 K Street, Mailstop 17-01, Sacramento, CA 95814. 

Meeting Information: 

Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the Commission meeting agenda. This notice and agenda, and any available meeting minutes and materials, can be found on the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling webpage. The time and order of agenda items are approximate and subject to change at the discretion of CalRecycle and the Commission Chair to facilitate the effective transaction of business. 

Under Government Code section 11123(a), all meetings of a state body are open and public, and all persons are permitted to attend any meeting of a state body, except as otherwise provided in that article. 

Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20, certain provisions of the Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act are suspended due to a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with the Executive Order, this Commission meeting will be conducted by teleconference only. None of the locations from which Commissioners will participate will be open to the public. The public may observe the meeting via live webcast online by accessing the meeting link at Public Meeting Live Webcasts. 

Members of the public who wish to comment during the meeting may do so using the Commission’s public participation portal found at Public Comment Portal. When using the Public Comment Portal, please select “Statewide Commission Comment” from the initial drop-down menu and indicate which Committee or Commission agenda item your comment pertains to. During the live webcast, CalRecycle or the Commission Chair, at their discretion, will apportion available time among those who wish to have their comments read aloud during the meeting. Please note that, due to time constraints written comments should be limited to 150 words or less. It should be noted that, the Commission will be unable to take any action on matters received from the public that have not been placed on the agenda. The Commission will, however, determine whether action on such matters should be scheduled on a future agenda. 

Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact Audrey Vorametsanti at (916) 323-0034 (voice), (e-mail). TTY/TDD and Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service to submit comments on an agenda item or to request special accommodations for persons with disabilities.


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