In New York the proposal requires all packaging sold in the state of New York to be environmentally friendly. All packaging would have to show the sentence ‘COMPLIES WITH NEW YORK STATE PACKAGING LAW’. Conditional exemptions will be considered through an application and payment of an application fee. However, supplementary legislation would be needed to implement the law.
In Rhode Island the proposal states that producers of designated packaging materials either individually or collectively need to submit program plans for handling packaging waste. This plan requires approval by the department of environmental management and producers need to implement them within 1 year of the entry into force of the law.