Expanded bottle bill would turn more trash into more cash

November 1st, 2014 - MASS - Before dawn most mornings, Jose Lopez and his father slip on rubber gloves and steer their old pickup through Allston and Brighton searching for cans and bottles littering streets, parks, and alleys, as well as those destined for landfills in dumpsters and trash cans.   Read More

Big Money, False Claims Cloud Bottle Bill Question

October 22nd, 2014 - MASS - Expanding Massachusetts' existing bottle redemption law to include bottled water, juices and other noncarbonated drinks seems like a simple proposition.   Read More

Aluminum can recycling rate flat in 2013

October 1st, 2014 - The aluminum can recycling rate barely budged in 2013, with recycling volumes and new can shipments down and domestic can recycling continuing to hold back growth.   Read More

Berkshire Activists Lobby for Yes on Question 2

November 1st, 2014 - PITTSFIELD, Mass. — As next week's statewide election approaches, local environmentalists and others have mounted substantial efforts to lobby in favor of Ballot Question 2, which would expand on Massachusetts' existing bottle bill.   Read More

Reduce, reuse before recycling

October 23rd,2014 - The green version of the “three R’s” formula is actually a hierarchy of environmental priority, so widely accepted by experts that it has been codified into legislation.   Read More