Coca-Cola won't stop making plastic bottles, blames consumers for it

January 22nd, 2020 - Coca-Cola is one of the biggest producers of single-use plastic in the world. While many corporations are starting to recognize their role in the degradation of the planet's health, Coca-Cola doesn't appear to be as serious about undoing its bad behaviors as some of its peers. Read More

California Senate advances EPR changes for struggling bottle bill

January 22nd, 2020 - The California Senate's Environmental Quality Committee recently advanced a piece of legislation, SB 372, that would require beverage distributors to form their own container stewardship organization and develop a plan to recycle their own containers. Read More

California shaping up as beverage container recycling battleground

January 16th, 2020 - Santa Monica, California-based Consumer Watchdog is lining up legislative support in that state for bolstering producer responsibility aspects of California’s beverage container deposit law. Read More

CRI’s Susan Collins Testifies at California Senate Environmental Quality Committee (starting at 40:30)

January 14th, 2020 - Container Recycling Institute president Susan Collins testified to the California Senate Environmental Quality Committee on SB 372. She urged lawmakers to address the immediate need to increase payments to redemption centers in the state to prevent further closures, and to ensure consumers can get their refunds. Since 2013, more than 1,300 redemption centers have closed throughout California. Read More

Consumer Watchdog Warns Of Bottle Deposit System Collapse Without Major Reform

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog reported today that a major overhaul of the state's once-vaunted bottle deposit system is needed to make drink makers responsible for refunding deposits or consumers will continue to lose a greater share of the roughly $1.5 billion a year they pay in nickel and dime deposits. Read More

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