Sustainability in Drinks - Much Work to do on Packaging in the US

February 26th, 2015 - A recent report from environmental campaign groups As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council suggests progress on sustainable packaging by beverage companies in the US leaves a lot to be desired.  Read More

In the Battle Over Sugar Taxes, Does Big Soda Really Believe in Big Business?

January 15th, 2015 - Two months ago the citizens of Berkeley, California, made a historic decision to impose a tax on sugary soft drinks sold in the city. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and their DC-based lobbying arm, the American Beverage Association, spent a lot of money--an estimated $2 million in Berkeley alone --to crush the measure.  Read More

Ask Eartha: How to recycle glass in Summit County

December 12th, 2014 - Dear Eartha, I have been getting notices from my waste hauler that they are no longer accepting glass in my curbside collection. How can I recycle the copious amount of beer bottles that my roommates and I have? Help.  Read More

Container deposit in Oregon likely to rise from a nickel to a dime

December 2nd, 2014 - A recent webinar on Oregon's beverage deposit program highlighted both the advances and challenges of the nation's longest standing bottle redemption program.  Read More

Susan Collins, Executive Director, Container Recycling Institute for Don't Waste LA

A special thanks for this video to LAANE, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy. Susan Collins, President of the Container Recycling Institute, emphasizes the importance of LA’s three-bin system, saying that when trash is mixed and contaminated, “You can’t unscramble an egg; you can’t unbreak glass.”  Read More