SoCal Connected: California’s Recycling Woes (VIDEO)

October 6th, 2019
Did you know that a lot of the items you put in your recycling bin still end up in landfills? California is drowning in plastic and manufacturers are spending millions to keep their products on the shelves. KCET Read More

Stakeholders deserve to know how Pepsi will meet new packaging goals

September 23rd, 2019 - With companies lining up in recent months making commitments to groups like As You Sow and Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastic Economy project on plastic packaging, it is important to understand if companies will actually follow through on ambitious commitments. 
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Recycling cans and bottles is hard enough. These bills could make it nearly impossible

September 10th, 2019 - Upton Sinclair would have a muckraker’s field day with the rotten scraps of failed legislation the grocers lobby packed into two last-minute bills that just appeared Saturday through a process called “gut and amend.” The bills – Senate Bill 634 and Assembly Bill 54 – would release grocery stores and retailers from their legal obligations to recycle. 
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Grocers Launch Last-Week-Of-Session Attack on Bottle Deposit Law; Seek Exemption From Recycling Responsibilities As Consumers Turn To Stores For Deposits

September 9th, 2019 - LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today condemned eleventh-hour legislation by Senator Steve Glazer, SB 643, that would exempt thousands of grocery stores statewide from the obligation to recycle consumers' bottles and cans and return their five and ten cent deposits. The bill was amended Saturday to be heard during the last five days of the legislative session. Read More

Why are hundreds of California recycling centers closing?

August 7th, 2019 - Recycling centers -- those places where you bring your bottles and cans and get a little change in return – are closing. On Monday, nearly 300 of those centers were shut down across California, and 750 workers were laid off. Read More

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