Public Meeting Notice: February 22, 2021 - Market Development Committee of the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling

Event Information

2/22/2021 9:30AM

2/22/2021 12:00PM

Public Meeting Live Webcast

Katherine Wilkins

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Market Development Committee of the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling

Public Notice and Agenda

Date: February 22, 2021

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm PST

Location: Remote

Webcast: Public Meeting Live Webcasts

Public Comment Portal


Item 1: 9:00 am (5 min) Call to Order, Roll Call, and Establishment of Quorum

Formal proceedings to bring Committee to order.

Item 2: 9:05 am (10 min) Public Comment Review – Items Not on the Agenda

At this time, any member of the public may address the Committee 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 Committee. Please note that no action may be taken on any item that is not listed.

Item 3: 9:15 am (5 min) Review and Potential Approval of Meeting Notes

The Committee will review and potentially approve meeting notes from February 8, 2021.

Item 4: 9:20 am (60 minutes) Priorities and Recommendations Based on Material Type and/or Program

The Committee set priorities for materials and/or programs at its August 24th meeting. The Committee will provide policy recommendations to achieve the market development goals of Public Resources Code Section 42005(b):

(1) Increasing market demand for postconsumer waste materials and secondary    waste materials available due to California’s source reduction and recycling programs.

(2) Increasing demand for recycled content products, especially high quality, value-added products.

(3) Promoting efficient local waste diversion systems which yield high quality, industrially usable feedstocks.

(4) Promoting the competitive collection and use of secondary waste materials.

Outstanding topics and Committee assigned leads include:

1.    Construction and Demolition materials (Toyoda and Sanborn)

a.    Flooring

b.    Drywall

c.     Asphalt Shingles

d.    Building Materials Certification of Recycling Rates

2.    Glass

a.    Minimum Content (Davis)

b.    Refillable Bottles (Recycling Committee)

3.    Textiles (Davis)

4.    Diapers and Sanitary Products (Medrano)

5.    General Plan Guidelines (Toyoda and Davis)

6.    CEQA Guidelines (Organics Committee)

7.    Replace “Competitive” with “Efficient” in Market Development Plan Goals (Efficient Use of Resources) (Davis in Committee Background)

8.    CalRecycle Financing (Toyoda)

9.    Third Party Recycled Content Verification (Sanborn)

10. Reusable Food Packaging (Schneider in Subcommittee)

10:20 am Break (10 min)

Item 5: 10:30 am (15 min): Presentation on California Carpet Collection Recommendations (Aquafil)

Aquafil has been invited to speak about carpet collection in California.

Item 6: 10:45 am (30 min): Presentation on Recommendations for Increasing Drywall Diversion in California (Amanda Kaminsky, Building Product Ecosystems LLC)

Amanda Kaminsky, Building Product Ecosystems LLC, has been invited to speak about increasing drywall diversion in California.

Item 7: 11:15 am (5 min) Discussion and Response to Previous Public Comments

Committee members may respond to public comments received at the February 8 meeting or previous meetings (aggregated in Google Drive Market Development Committee folder).

Committee members may choose what comments read during Agenda Item #2 they would like to respond to at the next meeting.

Item 8: 11:20 am (25 min) Data Review and Requests

Committee to review data provided by CalRecycle as outlined in draft February 8 meeting notes. Committee also may request additional data and/or information from Staff.

Outstanding Requests (date made):

·       CalRecycle ask Caltrans how many of their projects could utilize full-depth reclamation (FDR) method (Feb 8)

·       Asphalt as percentage of California’s disposal stream (Feb 8)

·       Brief on CalRecycle tire program – overview of program and does it have enough funding, what aspects of disposal and end of life does it cover? How many tires in California are not being captured? How many tires are still illegally dumped in California, if it is calculated. (Jan 11)

·       Brief on safety of recycled content – what are the triggers or policies that CalRecycle uses to determine if they need to get analysis/help on determining safety of recycled content material (Jan 11)

·       Any Caltrans contacts that CalRecycle has, will be inviting them to participate in an upcoming meeting (Jan 11)

·       Copy of Caltrans response letter to CalRecycle from October 1996 in regard to asphalt roofing shingles in Aggregate Base – or most recent correspondence with Caltrans about this (Jan 11)

Recently Provided Requests:

·       High-level, available information on past efforts to promote recycling of roofing shingles and any suggestions on how state agencies can ensure shingles can be utilized in asphalt or other products

·       Any additional information on CalRecycle reusable grant proposals that focused on reusable packaging (to help committee identify existing programs/resources)

Item 9: 11:45 am (10 min) Next Meeting and Agenda Items for Future Meetings

Discussion on future agenda items. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., March 8, 2021. Tentative schedule for agenda presentations:

·       March 8 - Textiles

·       March 22 - Diaper and sanitary products

·       April 12 - Third party recycled content verification

Item 10: 11:55 am (5 min) Meeting Summary and Closing

Closing remarks and summary of goals achieved during the meeting.


For further information about this meeting, please contact Kate Wilkins at, (916) 322-2503, or 801 K Street, Mailstop 17-01, Sacramento, CA 95814.

Meeting Information:

Discussion and action may be taken on any item on the Committee 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. This Committee is part of the Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling. The time and order of agenda items are approximate and subject to change at the discretion of CalRecycle and the Committee 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 Committee 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. During the live webcast, CalRecycle or the Committee 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.

Please note that Commissioners who are not members of this Committee may be attending this meeting only as observers, not as participants.

Persons who, due to a disability, need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should, prior to the meeting, contact Kate Wilkins at (916) 322-2503 (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.


Workshop: CalRecycle