A series of bills aimed at reducing plastic waste may mean big changes for the way things are packaged and disposed of.
The bills require manufacturers to change packaging so more of it can be recycled.
For example, those coffee lids that come on your to-go cups? Those end up in the landfill.
If these bills pass, all single-use packaging would have to be recyclable or compostable by 2030.
All other plastic products would need to be at least 75 percent recyclable by 2030.
Recology in Butte County said it's supportive of the bills.
The trash hauler says 35% of the recyclable waste they pick up in Butte County can't be recycled because it's too contaminated or it's low-grade.
Some people in the North State they've banned single-use containers from their own routines.
"We keep out own containers in the car when we go out to dinner we bring our own containers so we don't have to get to Styrofoam and coated plastics that’s are not recyclable,” said Rose White from Chico.
If manufacturers can't hit the targets? They won't be allowed to operate.
The bills come as California recyclers are struggling to sell their product after a big change in China severely lowered the demand for plastics.
Waste management in Butte County say they're not going to close down, but they're making a lot less on your recyclables.
"There's no longer the value in the materials to subsidize and cover the cost of processing and labor,” said Diana Ramirez, Public Sector Manager for Waste Management.
“Could it be something where customers could see some sort of extra charge for that recycle bin if things don't change?” I asked.
"Possibly, in the future, that's definitely a possibility," Ramirez said.