VETOED	DATE: 09/28/2010

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 1454 without my signature.

This bill greatly expands existing environmental labeling
requirements for plastic bags and plastic food and beverage
containers to apply to virtually any and all types of plastic

I have signed into law the author's SB 228, which requires
manufacturers of compostable plastic bags meeting specific American
Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) standards to ensure that the bag
is readily and easily identifiable from other plastic bags.  I think
that bill represents a reasonable next step in providing information
to the consumer and recyclers about the differences in biodegradable

I am concerned about the much more expansive universe of plastic
products that this bill would regulate and the unforeseen
consequences that could result from such a vast expansion.

For this reason, I am unable sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger