California identifies ‘priority’ packaging for mandatory policy

October 11th, 2017  -October 11th, 2017 - Film, expanded polystyrene and pouches are among the materials and products California officials say could be subject to mandatory packaging management rules. Read More

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