Is California’s heralded recycling program broken?

May 27th, 2017 - An industrial conveyor belt rumbles, propelling a production line jampacked with more than enough recycling-bound plastic bottles to make an environmentalist smile. Read More

Why optimistic recycling is a problem

May 25th, 2017 - You think you're doing the right thing by recycling your plastic, glass, metal and paper. You dutifully wash out pet food cans and sauce jars before placing them in your recycling bin. Read More

Maine leaders battle over adding ‘nips’ to deposit program

May 23rd, 2017 - Maine’s lawmakers and governor are fighting a big battle over small containers. The legislature wants to place a deposit on liquor bottles called “nips,” but Gov. Paul LePage is vowing to fight it. Read More

Keep Connecticut's Bottle Deposit

May 17th, 2017 - A bill that would eliminate the refundable 5-cent deposit on bottles and replace it with a 4-cent per bottle tax is bad policy that will hurt the environment, the consumer and the state of Connecticut. Read More

Connecticut and Iowa serve as bottle bill case studies

May 10th, 2017 - With the frequency of container deposit-related legislation, advocates often look to other states for examples of what to expect when a new law is proposed, and there’s no shortage of states to refer to. Read More