Beverage makers have dodged California’s recycling crisis. That may soon change

January 13th, 2020 - Across California, can and bottle redemption centers have closed. Consumers struggle to find places to get nickels and dimes for their containers. Supermarkets are obliged to redeem cans and bottles not deposited elsewhere. Trash companies take the remainder. Read More

How to solve the plastic waste problem: Build a better plastic

January 7th, 2020 - Worldwide, less than 10% of the plastic we use gets recycled. Most ends up in a landfill. And much of that eventually makes its way out to sea, clogging up our oceans. Read More

Michigan lawmakers move to update beverage container recycling law

December 19th, 2019 - Legislation introduced in Michigan would make updates to the state’s 41-year-old beverage container deposit law (“bottle bill”) by placing a new 10¢ deposit on non-carbonated beverages, including water, sports and energy drinks, juices, ready-to-drink iced tea and coffee, wine and liquor, and mixed drinks. Read More

New York bottle bill expansion could boost glass container recycling by 65%: study

December 13th, 2019 - A new study by the Rochester Institute of Technology's Pollution Prevention Institute shows that expanding New York's bottle bill to offer a 5-cent deposit on wine and liquor bottles would increase those items' recycling rates by 65% and eliminate low-value material from more than 160 MRFs. Read More

California accuses CVS of breaking bottle deposit rules

December 11th, 2019 - California regulators say retailer CVS hasn’t complied with bottle and can redemption requirements, and they’re seeking to force the company to fork over nearly $3.7 million. Read More



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