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Shifting Tides: Trends in Beverage Container Deposit and Packaging Legislation

A One-Day Online Conference Presented By the Container Recycling Institute


January 10, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time


From national beverage container deposit legislation proposals, to state bottle bill modernizations, to passage of EPR for packaging laws – and more – this conference will provide comprehensive insights into the latest U.S. recycling legislation developments and trends.

Hear from a wide range of experts on the following topics, with plenty of time for audience Q&A:

•    Bottle Bill Progress in New England: In 2021, Connecticut passed most significant bottle bill expansion in the U.S. in about a decade. What does this legislation accomplish? And what is the status of proposed beverage container deposit program upgrades in nearby Vermont and Massachusetts?

•    At Long Last: EPR for Packaging Comes to the U.S.: Much-heralded progress occurred in 2021 with the passage of the nation’s first two extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging laws (in Maine and then Oregon). How did we get here? How can we develop model EPR legislation for other states?

•    Breaking New Ground: California and National Updates: California’s 2021 adoption of a comprehensive slate of recycling-related bills represents important progress in the nation’s third-largest state. And the introduction of legislation that would establish a national beverage container deposit-return system shows renewed support for a U.S.-wide solution. Can a national bottle bill finally become a reality?  

•    Where Do We Go From Here? These legislative changes are occurring at a time when the COVID pandemic has impacted beverage container demand and recycling, and disrupted the supply chain of recycled material. So what happens next? Our expert panelists will discuss what they expect the future to look like with new recycling legislation on the books and in the works.






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Canada’s beverage container recycling rate is more than twice as high as the US.  How do they do it?  This webinar will guide participants through the wide assortment of beverage container recycling programs in Canada – each with their own set of strategic objectives as well as their own rates of effectiveness and costs.

Participants will:

  • Get a complete overview of Canada’s beverage container recycling programs
  • Learn who really pays for these programs, and what they actually cost
  • Gain valuable insight from industry experts and program administrators on recycling trends and economic impacts


Clarissa Morawski, of CM Consulting and author of “Who Pays What: An Analysis of Beverage Container Recovery and Costs in Canada” will distill and clarify the current data as well as offer essential insight on what makes Canada the global leader in beverage container collection and recycling.

Mario Laquerre of Recyc-Quebec will provide an update on Quebec’s 5-year strategic plan which includes doubling the deposit value as well as examining the feasibility of broadening the deposit system to include other beverages not covered under the current deposit-return program.

Ken Friesen of the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association in Manitoba will explain what has been implemented in Manitoba and what additional programs are planned for the near future as this system rolls out.

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