An Environmental Historian's Requiem for Recycling | Bart Elmore | TEDxOhioStateUniversity (VIDEO)

April 9th, 2019 - Bartow Elmore speaks about how the solution to the current plastic waste problem lies in the history of one of the biggest enterprises in the world: the Coca-Cola industry. Bart Elmore studies the past in order to understand how we can live more sustainably on this planet. Read More

Recycling Isn’t About the Planet. It’s About Profit.

April 4th, 2019 - If you wanted to recycle a Coke bottle, the spring of 2011 was a great time to do it. That spring, every soda bottle you dropped into the translucent blue bag in your kitchen was worth about eight times what it had been just 2½ years earlier, and four times what it would be five years later. Read More

Uptick occurs in bottle bill proposals

March 12th, 2019 - Lawmakers in at least six states released proposed legislation to add bottle bills so far in 2019. Bills have been proposed in Arkansas (House Bill 1771), Florida (Senate Bill 853), Illinois (House Bill 2651), New Jersey (Assembly Bill 1710), Tennessee (House Bill 0814 and Senate Bill 0885) and West Virginia (House Bill 3120). Read More

CRI’s “Duty to Warn” Webinar Debunks Recycling Myths

March 4th, 2019 - A recent CRI webinar debunks recycling myths and discusses recycling costs beyond the MRF, post-National Sword opportunities and the risks facing redemption centers. Read More

Californians lose millions of dollars in recycling deposits

February 28th, 2019 - SACRAMENTO, CALIF. California consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them, according to a new report made public Thursday. Read More



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