Beverage industry backs bill to eliminate 5-cent deposit on large bottles

March 13th, 2017 - AUGUSTA — The beverage industry is lobbying to eliminate the 5-cent deposit on larger containers, but critics contend the proposal is merely the latest attempt to undermine Maine’s nearly 40-year-old bottle bill. Read More

Is It Time to Increase or Eliminate Connecticut’s Bottle Bill?

March 14th, 2017 - HARTFORD, CT — Several bills this year are aimed at improving or abolishing Connecticut’s decades old bottle bill. Read More

Downsizing Maine’s bottle redemption program would be a recycling disaster

March 15th, 2017 - Two years ago, Maine lawmakers were asked to scale back the state’s nearly four-decade-old beverage bottle redemption program. Wisely, they chose not to. Read More

Single-stream recycling could come to Tacoma, but there are pros and cons

December 19th 2016 - Tacoma residents soon could recycle glass in the same blue container as plastic, cardboard and other materials, instead of having to keep them separated. Read More

California’s recycling blues

December 14th, 2016 - In California, you can go a recycling redemption center. Often found in supermarket and strip mall parking lots; these are businesses where people can turn in used aluminum cans, plastic packaging and glass bottles and get cash in return. The amount received depends on the quantity of recyclables brought in. Read More