Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, September 2022

By |2022-09-21T17:14:06+00:00September 21st, 2022|Recent News|

ARTICLE -- Lynn L. Bergeson And Richard E. Engler, Ph.D. Author “Optimizing The Toxic Substances Control Act To Achieve Greener Chemicals,” For ABA’s NR&E Magazine: TSCA offers tremendous unrealized potential to promote the development of more sustainable industrial chemicals. Despite the fact that Congress significantly amended TSCA in 2016 specifically to diminish the human health

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EPA Proposes New Superfund Designation of ‘Forever Chemicals’ If finalized, it could make PFAS polluters pay for cleanup

By |2022-08-29T17:35:06+00:00August 29th, 2022|Recent News|

The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new proposal on Friday to designate two of the most widely used per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as “Superfund.” Read more

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

By |2022-08-08T17:25:47+00:00August 8th, 2022|Recent News|

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

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Inside an action-packed year for container deposits

By |2022-07-21T19:43:19+00:00July 21st, 2022|Recent News|

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

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

By |2022-06-17T18:46:29+00:00June 17th, 2022|Recent News|

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

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