CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order regulating recycling facilities

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An executive order issued Monday by California Gov. Gavin Newsom extended a waiver that allows retailers to pause in-store redemption of beverage containers.

The order also allows for the suspension of requirements that dictate the minimum number of hours that recycling facilities have to open. According to the order, compliance with its guidelines will prevent and mitigate continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting contact exposure at both retailers and recycling facilities.

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