Bottled water regulated for health, safety

Septempter 22nd, 2017  -See Corrections: ”According to the Container Recycling Institute 2013 data, Americans bought an estimated 42.6 billion plastic water bottles in sizes of one gallon or less in 2010. 72% of those bottles ended up in a landfill or incinerator, while hundreds of millions ended up as litter in our waterways."

NOTE: the comparable figures for 2015 were 58.1 billion water bottles sold, and 68% of those were wasted (not recycled).Read More

New law will shut down many of Fresno’s can, bottle recycling centers

Septempter 21st, 2017  -September 21st, 2017 - On Thursday, the council approved a new ordinance to seriously restrict how and where such recyclers – called CRV (California Redemption Value) recycling centers – can operate. The 7-0 vote is the first step toward final approval, most likely in two weeks. The law, sponsored by Councilmen Paul Caprioglio and Oliver Baines, would take effect 30 days after a final vote. Read More

In My Opinion: PepsiCo shortchanges container deposits

August 29th, 2017 - The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) commends PepsiCo for recent statements from Vice President Roberta Barbieri supporting the value of bottle bills for producing clean materials for bottle-to-bottle recycling. However, it is important to point out inaccuracies in Ms. Barbieri’s statements, particularly about the cost-effectiveness of bottle bills (container deposit laws). Read More

CRI disagrees with PepsiCo on California deposit system

August 29th, 2017 - Despite commending PepsiCo for recent statements from its vice president Roberta Barbieri supporting the value of bottle bills for producing clean materials for bottle-to-bottle recycling, The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has pointed out inaccuracies in her statements, particularly about the cost-effectiveness of bottle bills. Read More

Is California's recycling system in a sustainability crisis?

May 30th, 2017 - Now that the holiday weekend is over, your garbage bin might be overflowing with empty bottles and cans. Read More