Recycling advocate Franklin killed in traffic accident - WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

October 16th, 2012 - Pat Franklin, founder of the Container Recycling Institute, has died.  According to an email from lifelong friend and the former CRI research director Jenny Gitlitz, Franklin died Sunday, a day after she was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street near a farmer's market in Oakland.  Read More

Container Recycling Institute Founder Pat Franklin Dies - Allan Geriat

October 14th, 2012  - California - Pat Franklin, founder of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), died Oct. 14 from an auto accident.  Read More

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