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CRI's quarterly newsletter contains current information on states, provinces and countries considering new or expanded bottle bills, as well as other current information on container and package recycling.

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Publications

Featured Publication


  • new icon Origin and derivation of the non-­‐carbonated beverage packaging recycling rate in Massachusetts (2010) (October 28th, 2014)

    The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has been asked for a more detailed explanation of the derivation of the 23% recycling rate for certain non-­‐carbonated beverage containers in Massachusetts.
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  •  Examining the Potential for Increased Revenues in California’s Beverage Container Deposit-­‐Return Program (August 13, 2014)

    CRI’s analysis suggests that there may be nearly 3.7 billion units (3,690,008,614 units) for which no deposit has been paid. These “free-­‐riders” in the system are worth more than $206 million in potentially uncollected CRV.
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  •  Sierra Club Report: Analysis of S.379: An Act Improving Recycling in the Commonwealth

    An analysis of the effects of passage of S.379 on litter, recycling, employment, and state and local financing.
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  • bottleduptnailBottled Up (2000-2010) - Beverage Container Recycling Stagnates

    Three pronounced trends in American beverage consumption and recycling patterns have emerged since CRI’s first BMDA looked at year 2000 data: overall sales growth, non-carbonated sales growth, and stagnating recycling rates—all of which are resulting in higher rates of landfilling, incineration and littering, and other negative environmental impacts.     Get Download Link [PDF, 2.1MB]

 

 

CRI Reports


bottleduptnailBottled Up (2000-2010) - Beverage Container Recycling Stagnates

Three pronounced trends in American beverage consumption and recycling patterns have emerged since CRI’s first BMDA looked at year 2000 data: overall sales growth, non-carbonated sales growth, and stagnating recycling rates—all of which are resulting in higher rates of landfilling, incineration and littering, and other negative environmental impacts.

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A_Common_ThemeA Common Theme: Single Stream Recycling

Is single-stream recycling service the salvation of all recycling programs or is there a better way forward? Our author digs into the untold story of real residue rates and a PREFERABLE METHOD to truly recycle more materials at materials recovery facilities.

 

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CRI JobsReturning to Work:
Understanding the Domestic Jobs Impacts from Different Methods of Recycling Beverage Containers

December 2011 | While the recycling's impact on jobs has been the subject of several studies in recent years, Returning to Work is the first report to  take into account the vital importance of material quality, throughput quantities, processing dynamics and end-user needs to analyze the net gains in domestic jobs when beverage containers are recovered through recycling.By Clarissa Morawski and Jeffrey Morris for the Container Recycling Institute

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Cover of single stream reportUnderstanding economic and environmental impacts of single-stream collection systems

December 2009 | While single-stream recycling is more convenient for consumers and results in lower costs than other collection systems, it also results in more contamination of collected materials, lower material quality, and increased waste. Using data from industry reports and interviews with recyclers, this report that highlights the economic and environmental impacts of switching to a single-stream system.
By Clarissa Morawski

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wasterecyclingWasting and Recycling Trends:
Conclusions from CRI’s 2008 Beverage Market Data Analysis

January 2009 | Three pronounced trends in American beverage consumption and recycling patterns have emerged since 2000: overall sales growth, non-carbonated sales growth, and stagnating recycling rates—all of which lead to increasing wasting. Using data from the 2008 Beverage Market Data Analysis, CRI has compiled a report discussing those trends.By Container Recycling Institute

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CRI Letters and Briefings

  • new icon CRI's letter concerning CalRecycle’s Quarterly Report on the Status of the Beverage Container Recycling Fund (July 24th, 2014)

    The Container Recycling Institute has comments and questions for the Department to help clarify understanding of the Fund’s finances.
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  • Comments on Draft to Report to Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Recycling Refund System Cost Benefit Analysis (January 22, 2014)

    The Container Recycling Institute is pleased to submit our comments on the draft report Recycling Refund System Cost Benefit Analysis, prepared by ReclaySteward Edge (RSE).
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  • Support for MA Bill H.3848/Updating Massachusetts’s Beverage Container Recycling Bill (March 6, 2014)

    The Container Recycling Institute writes to urge support for of Bill H.3848 to update Massachusetts’ Beverage Container Recycling Bill
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  • Maine DEP’s February 2014 report, “Implementation of Product Stewardship in Maine”

    The Container Recycling Institute (CRI) would like to commend the Department on preparing a thoughtful and comprehensive report. Maine’s impressive, and growing, list of EPR programs is a tribute to your ongoing commitment to product stewardship and responsible materials management.
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  • Vermont S.208 – testimony in opposition to portions of S. 208 (partial repeal of container deposit program)

    CRI expresses our opposition to certain portions of Vermont S. 208, specifically those provisions which would repeal Vermont’s container deposit on liquor containers and all beverage containers greater than one liter in size.
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2013 Bottled Up Report

Download the free report today or order the individual data package for your state for a fee.

bottleduptnailAs part of its thought leadership and mission to help improve beverage container recycling in the U.S., the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) periodically performs an analysis of beverage container sales and recycling rates which are produced as authoritative published reports for use by decision makers and recycling advocates across the country. The most current version of CRI’s signature report is Bottled Up (2000-2010) - Beverage Container Recycling Stagnates.

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Other Publications

Beverage Containers: Summary of the Stewardship Initiative for Minnesota and Wisconsin

| Summary of the voluntary stakeholder initiative between Minnesota and Wisconsin to achieve statewide goals of 80% beverage container recycling.  The report includes information about current beverage container sales and recycling data for the state, disposal data, end market data, and summary of voluntary actions that were developed. [PDF,2MB]

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Bottled Up (2000-2010) - Beverage Container Recycling Stagnates

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