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Stay up-to-date on the recycling legislative landscape as 2022 begins … join us for

 

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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California’s cost-effective beverage container recycling program continues to be one of the best programs in the U.S. with an 82% recycling rate. However, the increase in the recycling rate has put a strain on the program’s finances. CalRecycle is currently holding a series of workshops to actively solicit input on ways to streamline the fund’s cash flow.

CRI’s Susan Collins will lead a panel of state and private sector experts in discussing the current state of California’s beverage container deposit program, which factors make it so successful and how to provide comments to CalRecycle. Updates will include the status of borrowing of funds by the State, the repayment schedule, and CalRecycle’s investigation of out-of-state containers brought in to California recycling centers. You’ll also learn about California’s unique process of assessing the cost of doing business for California recyclers, in order to reimburse them on a cost-per-container basis.

 

Additonal Documentation

CalRecycle Handling Fee Cost Survey

CalRecycle Processing Fee Cost Survey

 

Presenters include:

John Halligan and Mike Miller – CalRecycle

Wendy Pratt – NewPoint Group

Rod Rougelot - rePLANET

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