Container Recycling Institute Responds to Recent Redemption Center Closures in California

August 13th, 2019 - In California, the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) has called the recent closure of 284 recycling redemption centers (RCs) by rePlanet, the largest operator of such centers in the state, “the latest and most significant setback to the state’s container deposit system (referred to as a bottle bill)” 
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Recycling gets harder for Morongo Basin residents as centers close

August 7th, 2019 - TWENTYNINE PALMS — Declines in state fees and the recycling market will leave residents here with one less place to take their recycling.  Read More

California’s rePlanet closes CRV redemption network

August 6th, 2019 - Ontario, California-based rePlanet LLC, which operated a network of beverage container redemption centers throughout California, ceased operations and closed all of its 284 recycling centers and processing facilities Aug. 5, according to a news release issued that same day by the company. RePlanet also says it terminated its entire workforce, numbering 750 people, throughout the state of California. 
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California's Biggest Bottle Redemption Center Chain Closes, Consumer Watchdog Calls For Governor To Tackle Reform, Require Grocery Chains To Redeem Bottles and Cans 

August 5th, 2019 - LOS ANGELES - Consumer Watchdog said the closure of the largest operator of bottle redemption centers in the state, rePlanet, today requires the Governor to prioritize recycling reform in the coming months. rePlanet closed its last 284 centers today, leaving consumers with few places to receive bottle and can deposit refunds.

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California firm closes 284 deposit redemption centers

August 6th, 2019 - RePlanet, once the largest operator of facilities redeeming containers covered by the California Redemption Value (CRV) program, has shuttered. The move will significantly reduce consumer recycling access. Read More



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