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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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Webinar Information

The container deposit system in Oregon is unique amongst those in existence. Topics will range from the history and future of the Oregon Deposit Law to new technology at bottle drop centers, including the basic structure from the view points of both the consumer and distributor, environmental performance, and how the container redemption network operates.

CRI’s Susan Collins will moderate the panel of experts.

Panelists Include:

John Anderson- President, Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative

John Andersen, President of OBRC for the last seven years, has been in involved in Oregon's Bottle Bill for over two decades.  Prior to becoming president, John spent time working in many areas of Oregon's Bottle Bill including plant operations, transportation, reverse vending operations and government affairs.

Clayton Kyle – CEO, CLYNK

Clayton Kyle has been active as both a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the Portland Maine area for more than 20 years.

In 2005, he was part of an investment team that purchased the technology and developed the business model for CLYNK, a unique, convenient bottle redemption service located in 48 Hannaford supermarkets across Maine. He has operated as CLYNK’s CEO since 2008; today CLYNK is the largest redemption service in Maine and, along with, along with its partner in Oregon, will be responsible for the collection of more than 130,000,000 containers in 2014.

Peter Spendelow – Natural Resource Specialist, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Peter Spendelow has been a recycling specialist and solid waste policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) since 1985. Peter is responsible for collecting and analyzing data on solid waste disposal and recycling, including conducting of Oregon waste composition studies and providing advice and evaluation of Oregon's recycling and waste prevention programs, including the Bottle Bill.


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