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

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