PA 13-27—sHB 6540

Environment Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF CERTAIN BEVERAGES IN MIXED MATERIAL CONTAINERS

SUMMARY: The beverage packaging law generally prohibits selling or offering for sale plastic beverage containers that include aluminum or steel in the containers' basic structure.

This act exempts beer and other malt beverages from the law's definition of “beverage,” thus allowing the sale or offer for sale of beer and other malt beverages in plastic containers containing these metals. It continues to ban the sale or offer for sale of these containers for mineral waters, soda water, and carbonated soft drinks.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

OLR Tracking: KLM: DC: TA: ts