Bottle Bill is good for our state’s environment and economy

March 20th, 2018 - Former governors Terry Branstad and Robert Ray shared a vision nearly 40 years ago to implement Iowa’s Bottle Bill as a part of Iowa’s highly successful, integrated and multi-faceted recycling process. Read More

Deposit schemes reduce drink containers in the ocean by 40%

February 20th, 2018 - Plastic waste in the ocean is a global problem; some eight million metric tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean every year. Read More

Connecticut task force shies away from packaging EPR

February 14th, 2018 - A task force created by Connecticut's General Assembly to reduce consumer packaging waste released its final report and voted 6-3 against endorsing extended producer responsibility (EPR). Read More

Fresh Ideas: Talking trash in the capital city

February 13th, 2018 - Carson City has embarked on an unprecedented campaign of trash talking. Yes, city government is boldly going forth to envision the future — of garbage collection and recycling — with your help.  Read More

Gilford Looks to Establish More Stringent Recycling Program

January 23rd, 2018 - GILFORD — Current plans to update the Gilford Solid Waste Center would replace single-stream recycling with a more traditional process in which glass, cardboard, and cans are placed into separate bins.  Read More

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