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Big Changes in California's Beverage Container Recycling Program: AB 179 and SB 1013

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM – 12 PM Pacific
(7:30 AM – 9 AM Hawaii / 11:30 AM – 1 PM Mountain /
12:30 PM – 2 PM Central / 1:30 PM – 3 PM Eastern)

This very timely and topical webinar will cover California’s recently passed recycling legislation, AB 179 and SB 1013. We’ll give you the details on more than two dozen provisions in these bills, including:

•    More than a billion dollars in new funding for recycling and other activities;
•    Dramatic changes to convenient access to recycling and retailers’ responsibilities;
•    Environmental benefits of recycling wine and spirits containers;
•    Refillables – yes, refillables! – and so much more!

Presenter: CRI President Susan Collins

Don’t miss this webinar on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – gain valuable insights into new California beverage container recycling legislation and get YOUR questions answered.

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Over the past year, many stakeholders have been calling for reform to the California Beverage Container Recycling & Litter Reduction Act; since the January 2016 closure of hundreds of redemption centers, the calls are getting louder. If you want to understand the most up-to-date financial status of CalRecycle’s Recycling Fund, we invite you to join us on our next webcast.

We’ll provide answers to questions we hear frequently, such as:
    •    What are the policy reasons behind the structure of the program?
    •    Which stakeholders receive payments from the program, and how large are the payments?
    •    What is the status of the loan repayments?
    •    What is the status of CalRecycle’s financial deficit?
    •    What are proportional reductions, and when will they begin?
    •    What are legislators talking about in terms of reform this year?
    •    Are the redemption centers being underpaid for processing recyclables and by how much?
    •    What can be done to correct the situation?

Susan V. Collins, President of CRI, will narrate the ever-changing financial status of California’s program. While “proportional reductions” have been staved off for the last few years, CalRecycle is looking to implement proportional reductions yet again, perhaps beginning as soon as March 2018.

Tune in to see which entities would be affected if the status of the fund does not improve and if proportional reductions are implemented, among other implications.

Panelists Include:

Susan Collins- President, Container Recycling Institute

Jenny Gitlitz - CRI consultant

Ed Dunn – Executive Director, San Francisco Community Recyclers


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