Happy Earth Day! America officially sucks at recycling

April 22nd, 2016 - According to a 2010 report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), America recycled and composted just over 85 million tons of municipal solid waste, which provided an annual benefit of more than 186 million metric tons of reduced CO2 emissions, comparable to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from over 36 million cars. Good for us! Read More

How California's redemption center closures affect grocery stores, transfer stations

April 19th, 2016 - In the state of California, grocery stores that make more than $2 million in annual sales must have a nearby redemption center for recycling disposal, an in-store recycling redemption option, or pay a $100 daily fine, according to The Union. Read More

Recycling closures: a search for redemption

April 18th, 2016 - According to a new report published by the California Recycling Institute, a $20 million statewide loss in revenue in 2015 was the primary factor in the closing of 269 bottle and can recycling centers earlier this year. Read More

Remnants of recycling program reassesed

April 13th, 2016 - The closure of hundreds of recycling centers throughout the state has resulted in long drives with longer waits for CRV buybacks for residents, while retailers face hefty fines and the recycling industry struggles to reconfigure its debilitated and outdated business plan. Read More

Report: California Beverage Container Recycling Payments Not Keeping Up with Market

April 8th, 2016 - Certified beverage container redemption centres in California lost $20 million in 2015 due to inadequate state payments received, according to a new report from the non-profit Container Recycling Institute. a 10-cent deposit on containers smaller than 24 ounces and a 20-cent deposit on larger ones to include those with juice, soda, sports drinks, water, beer, and wine. A2281, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Read More