Legislation aims to ‘fix America’s broken recycling system’ with detailed 2-prong plan

CPG and waste and recycling industry leaders are urging the House of Representatives to follow the US Senate’s lead and quickly pass “critical” legislation needed to “fix America’s broken recycling system” which, according to the Consumer Brands Association, is in decline as confused consumers try to navigate nearly 10,000 local systems with different rules and

By |2022-08-08T17:25:47+00:00August 8th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Legislation aims to ‘fix America’s broken recycling system’ with detailed 2-prong plan

Inside an action-packed year for container deposits

Bottle bills were popular this legislative session, with updates and expansions passed or considered in several states. Susan Collins, president of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI), said in a July 6 webinar that “more legislation passed this year related to bottle bills than any year in the 13 years I have been with CRI.” Read

By |2022-07-21T19:43:19+00:00July 21st, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Inside an action-packed year for container deposits

Neguse, Burchett, Foster Unveil Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen America’s Recycling and Composting Infrastructure

The lawmakers are pushing for an increase in sustainability amidst reports stating the U.S has a national recycling rate of only 32%. Washington D.C.— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse (D-CO), Tim Burchett (R-TN), and Bill Foster (D-IL) unveiled the bipartisan, bicameral Recycling and Composting Accountability Act (RCAA), legislation to identify national composting infrastructure challenges and improve

By |2022-06-17T18:46:29+00:00June 17th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Neguse, Burchett, Foster Unveil Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Strengthen America’s Recycling and Composting Infrastructure

Aerosol Recycling Initiative Launched by HCPA

The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) and The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) launched an Aerosol Recycling Initiative. The program has the support of almost 20 companies across the aerosol value chain to increase access to aerosol recycling and on-pack recyclability messaging. The initiative’s two quantitative, time-bound goals are to achieve by 2030 at least

By |2022-05-06T18:23:29+00:00May 6th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Aerosol Recycling Initiative Launched by HCPA

US is recycling just 5% of its plastic waste, studies show

When most people toss a plastic bottle or cup into the recycling bin, they assume that means the plastic is recycled – but a new report lays bare how rarely that actually happens. According to the Last Beach Cleanup and Beyond Plastics, the organization behind the report released on Wednesday, the recycling rate for post-consumer

By |2022-05-05T17:29:09+00:00May 5th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on US is recycling just 5% of its plastic waste, studies show

Alaska Airlines Sustainability Report: What You Need To Know

Alaska Airlines recently released a sustainability report the airline calls the Alaska Care Report 2021. The report goes into great detail about how Alaska Airlines is attempting to reduce its environmental footprint, from cutting CO2 emissions to using boxed water instead of plastic water bottles to enhanced flight planning. Read more

By |2022-05-05T17:25:49+00:00May 5th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on Alaska Airlines Sustainability Report: What You Need To Know

United States: Emerging Environmental Justice Concerns For Calif. Cos.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies. Importantly, environmental justice concerns are not new. Read more

By |2022-03-24T15:57:04+00:00March 24th, 2022|Recent News|Comments Off on United States: Emerging Environmental Justice Concerns For Calif. Cos.

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