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
Recycling Report Card

December  11th, 2013 - CA - There's nothing new about reusing and recycling. Archeological digs (see here and here) reveal evidence of people recycling stuff as far back as 400 BC; some scientific evidence suggests recycling goes back to the Neanderthals and possibly beyond.  Read More
Wasting Away

Novemebr 26th, 2013 - There’s a place not too far from here – and not too far from where you are reading this right now, either – where all the stuff we don’t want ends up.  Read More
Beverage container recycling struggles to gain ground

November 7th, 2013 - A new study on beverage container recycling in the U.S. indicates sales of beverage containers continued to ascend between 2000 and 2010, but recycling rates barely budged during the decade.  Read More