Raising CT bottle fees to a dime nears deadline to move forward

April 29th, 2019 - HARTFORD — The co-chairs of the Legislature’s Environment Committee are urging their colleagues to pass legislation that increases the bottle deposit fee from a nickel to a dime. Read More

Can Robots Help Pick Up after the Recycling Crisis?

May 7th, 2019 - Nobody wants to spend hours picking through a steady stream of garbage; this is why many recycling operations rely on automated systems to separate plastic containers, glass bottles, aluminum cans and mixed paper. Read More

OPINION: Here's why you should get rid of your plastic water bottles

April 22nd, 2019 - WASHINGTON -- I can't stand plastic water bottles. They feel cheap and flimsy. I hate the sound they make when you're almost done and then they practically collapse in your hand. I don't even like the tiny opening you can drink from, but what I dislike the most is that they are polluting the oceans. Read More

Consumer convenience is essential to saving Iowa's bottle bill

April 22nd, 2019 - Bottle deposit laws, or “bottle bills,” are the most effective system ever devised to increase recycling and combat litter. Worldwide, 57 states, provinces and countries have enacted their own bottle bills, providing recycling opportunities to more than 600 million people. In fact, 10 new programs have been introduced in the last year alone. Read More

More than a million plastic bags are used every minute

April 9th, 2019 - The proliferation of plastic products in the last 70 years or so has been extraordinary. It seems that we cannot live without them. Over the last ten years we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century. Read More

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