New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

January 18th, 2014 - CA - Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.  Read More
CalRecycle retools under proposed state budget

January 16th, 2014 - CA - California Gov. Jerry Brown has recommended a series of cost-saving changes to strengthen the state's cash-strapped yet successful beverage container recycling program.  Read More
Exclusive: Kum & Go Grows its Recycling Efforts

January 14th, 2014 - IOWA - WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Known as one of the industry’s greenest retailers, with its embrace of energy-efficient building and biofuels, Kum & Go LC is also making a huge commitment to recycling at the pump.  Read More
10-cent bottle fee: Slam dunk for environment or consumer nuisance?

January 14th, 2014 - Minn - Six years ago, the state decided that by 2012 Minnesotans should be recycling 80 percent of the billions of drink containers they use every year — a lofty goal that would keep it at the forefront of waste reduction nationally.  Read More
State considers 10-cent deposits on recyclable beverage containers

Januray 9th, 20134 - Minn - A proposed 10-cent fee for bottles, cans and other beverage containers would boost Minnesota’s recycling volume by some 1.9 billion containers per year but could also saddle consumers or beverage firms with $29 million in new costs as beverage prices rise.  Read More