Study shows new recovery rate of containers in Iowa

January 18th 2018 - DES MOINES -- A new Waste Characterization Study completed by the Iowa DNR has determined the recovery rate for containers covered under the bottle deposit law is 71 percent, down from 86 percent in 2007. The decrease in the recovery rate is consistent with other states that also have a bottle bill. Read More

Mountains of U.S. recycling pile up as China restricts imports

January 2nd, 2017 - After you collect your cans, bottles and paper, then put them out by the curb, do you ever think about where everything goes after the truck picks things up? Largely, it goes to China. Read More

Popularity of plastic takes toll on oceans, puts human health at risk

November 27th , 2017  - Our love affair with plastic—from water bottles, shopping bags, and drinking straws, to consumer product packaging—is taking a toll on the world’s oceans, and damaging the health of people, marine birds, and animals. Read More

Calif. subsidy hike could stem bottle bill ‘crisis’

November 15th , 2017  -Redemption center closures continue to plague California, leaving fewer convenient options for beverage container returns and contributing to a decrease in the state’s redemption rate. Read More

California identifies ‘priority’ packaging for mandatory policy

October 11th, 2017  -October 11th, 2017 - Film, expanded polystyrene and pouches are among the materials and products California officials say could be subject to mandatory packaging management rules. Read More