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

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

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