Keep Michigan First

August 8th, 2014 - Learn why Michigan leads the nation in beverage container recycling, featuring CRI’s Susan Collins.  Read More
Confused consumers toss out plastic packaging instead of recycling: poll

July 31st, 2014 - When it comes to plastic packaging, the majority of consumers have no idea what to recycle.  Read More
PEF will not oust PET for beverage bottles anytime soon

July 25th, 2014 - In early June 2014, Avantium secured additional funding to complete its development and commercialization of polyethylene furanoate (PEF) from plant-based, 2nd generation feedstock. Shortly after that news broke, the Container Recycling Institute asked in its newsletter: “Will Coke no longer use PET for its bottles?”  Read More

July 7th, 2014 - CA - San Franciscans sat by the beach at Aquatic Park celebrating our nation's independence, eyes fixed upwards. But all around them, a team of independent scavengers, mostly ignored, methodically combed the wharf, plucking cans and bottles from the ground and overflowing trash bins.  Read More
Update the Massachusetts Bottle Bill

July 2nd, 2014 - MA - Today, a large group gathered on the steps of the Secretary of State’s office to announce completion of an initiative petition signature drive to update the state’s bottle bill. Proponents delivered over 19,000 signatures Wednesday to Secretary Galvin’s office. Once the signatures are validated by Secretary Galvin, the measure is certified to appear before the voters on November 4.  Read More