March 2013 | CRI Commends Agency's Report: Comparison of System Costs and Materials Recovery Rates: Implementation of Universal Single Stream Recycling With and Without Beverage Container Deposits Download PDF [PDF, 2.5MB]
February 2013 | A Special Report on the Environmental and Economic Benefits of Vermont’s Bottle Bill Get Download Link [PDF, 1.4MB]
March 2013 | A Letter from CRI President Susan Collins to Hawaii Legislators in support of SB 1133 and HB 902 which would expand the state’s existing beverage container recycling program to include dietary supplements, including energy drinks, such as Monster and Red Bull.Download PDF [PDF, 238KB]
March 2013 | A Letter from CRI President Susan Collins to Hawaii Legislators in support of HB 1062 and SB 1271 expanding the state's beverage container recycling program.Download PDF [PDF, 236KB]
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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
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
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
A convenient way to get news on deposit legislation around the world, plus beverage and recycling industry news, all in one place. CRI compiles articles from various news sources and sends them to your inbox once a week.
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.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 2009 | 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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