CRI hosts webinars throughout the year on topics of interest and importance to the recycling community.

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Updates to Beverage Container Deposit Laws

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 11:00AM – 12:30PM Pacific
(8:00 – 9:30AM Hawaii, 12:00 – 1:30PM Mountain, 1:00 – 2:30PM Central, 2:00 – 3:30PM Eastern)

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Join our information-packed webinar on Updates to Beverage Container Deposit Laws to gain the latest insights into:

•  Bottle bill legislative activity in California, Hawaii, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Iowa; and
•  National bottle bill activity, including the recently introduced Break Free from Plastic Act, along with CRI’s testimony in Washington DC

Plus get your questions answered by bottle bill experts!

CRI President Susan V. Collins will be moderating and speaking on this webinar, along with other bottle bill experts from various states, including:

•    Sarah Nichols, Sustainable Maine Director, National Resource Council of Maine (NCRM)
•    Wendy Pratt, Managing Director, Crowe LLP; and Tommy Abeyta, Consulting Manager, Crowe LLP
•    And more!

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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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