California beverage container program budget cuts off the table

April 22nd, 2015 - California officials no longer envision immediate cuts to programs funded by the state's beverage container fund because the fund's financial future looks brighter. Read More

Our View: Earth Day 2015: You can help protect the planet

April 22nd, 2015 - Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day and befitting the times we live in there’s an app for that. Apple has added an Earth Day 2015 section to the App Store. The goal is to “Learn about how to improve the world around you with our Earth Day collections.” Read More

High Costs Put Cracks in Glass-Recycling Programs

April 22nd, 2015 - In many parts of the country, glass—the original recyclable—is becoming too expensive to handle, placing a growing burden on towns and businesses. Some cities, including Harrisburg, Pa., and Charleston, W. Va., consider it more cost-effective to have residents throw glass bottles in the trash than to recycle them. Read More

With 'Single-Stream' Recycling, Convenience Comes At A Cost

March 31st, 2015 - In many municipalities around the country, the days of sorting your recyclables for curbside pickup are long gone, replaced by a system called "single stream" recycling. But what happens after all those bits of plastic, paper, glass and metal get put in the bin?  Read More

Does single-stream recycling really work? Yes! And no

March 8th, 2015 - If you recycle at home, chances are you take advantage of a system called “single-stream” recycling: you mix all your bottles, newspapers, cans and containers together in a roll cart or dumpster, and a truck comes by once a week to pick them up.  Read More