Mourning The Death Of The Returnable Glass Coke Bottle - Beth Buczynski

October 23rd, 2012 - According to a Minnesota news station, the last ever returnable glass Coca-Cola bottle has rattled down a production line in the United States.  Read More

Remembering Pat Franklin - Solid Waste and Recycling Blog

October 20th, 2012 - In case you missed the news on our website or email newsletter (or elsewhere), Pat Franklin, the founder (retired) of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) ( based in Culver City, California, died on Sunday, October 14.  Read More

NRC announces 2012-2013 Board of Directors - SWR Staff

September 3rd, 2012 - The National Recycling Coalition (NRC) announced its 2012 – 2013 officers and Board of Directors on August 28, 2012.  Read More

California redemption fraud in spotlight again - Jake Thomas

October 12th, 2012 - California's beverage container redemption program is hemorrhaging money due to fraud, according to a recent report in the Los Angeles TimesRead More

‘Milestone’ in US can recycling - Editorial Staff

September 5th, 2012 - United States: The US recycling rate for post-consumer aluminium cans jumped seven percentage points last year, according to the Aluminum Association, the Can Manufacturers Institute and the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). The rate leapt from 58.1% in 2010 to 65.1% - meaning 61 billion cans were recycled.  Read More