Minnesota officials gets earful on proposed recycling program

September 30th, 2013 - Minnesota - A proposed program that would slap a 10-cent deposit on beverage containers in Minnesota drew concerns Monday as various industries said it could potentially hurt their businesses.  Read More
Oregon to study ways to boost plastics recycling

September 10th, 2013 - Oregon is planning an assessment of used plastic in an effort to determine whether recycling rates can be bolstered.  Read More
Planting for the Future

August 15th, 2013 - Coke is steadily building its packaging supply chain for the future. That, in a nutshell—or perhaps it’s better to say in a cornhusk (more on that later)—is the strategy behind the work it continues to do on its PlantBottle.  Read More
Funding trouble deepens for California container deposit program

August 28th, 2013 - CA - The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has released its July 2013 quarterly report on its Beverage Container Recycling Fund, and the outlook is not encouraging.  Read More
Not all colored glass can be recycled

August 23rd, 2013 - California - Are beer drinkers more environmentally conscious than wine drinkers? Not to whine about wine, but the recycling rate for wine bottles is 34 percent nationwide versus 41 percent for beer and soda bottles, according to the Glass Packaging Institute. he biggest reason for this difference is that many states, including California, exclude wine bottles from “bottle bills.”  Read More