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A Look at Three Unique Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Bags

That single-use plastic bags harm the environment and disrupt recyclers’ operations is not breaking industry news. But what’s new in the headlines is what’s going on in the race to find innovative, sustainable alternatives to these convenient but sho Read …

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Recycling labeling debate primed to heat up nationally

As California regulators gear up to write statewide guidelines for which products are “recyclable,” analysts say the process – spurred by recent legislation – will have national impacts. Senate Bill 343, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last week and supported …

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California governor signs labeling and exports bills

A high-profile bill restricting the use of recyclability labeling on products in California was signed into law this week. Gov. Gavin Newsom also signed legislation classifying mixed-plastic exports out of the state as “disposal.” Newsom on Oct. 5 signed Senate …

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Group seeks mining rules and support for recycling – Resource Recycling

A coalition of Native American tribes and environmental activists are petitioning the federal government for stricter regulations on metals mining and more support for e-scrap recycling. The group sent a petition in September to the U.S. Department of the Interior …

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Right to repair advocates see Biden support and consumer frustration leading to more legislative action

Right-to-repair laws are moving forward with or without manufacturer support, according to iFixit during a recent webinar, and advocates say there's an open seat at the table for earnest negotiation. … Read More…

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Will plastics recycling meet its deadline?

Consumer product companies have set lofty goals for recycling but have so far made only modest progress Source: Will plastics recycling meet its deadline? Read More…

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Circular Economy for Plastics is Essential for Sustainability

WASHINGTON – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) is grateful the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing today titled “The Circular Economy as a Concept for Creating a More Sustainable Future.” ACC supports Congres … Read More…

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Partnership to pursue battery recycling standards

A U.S. Department of Energy laboratory and an industry association that represents battery manufacturers will collaborate to draft the first recycling standards for lithium-ion batteries. Argonne National Laboratory signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). …

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Procuring sustainable coffee cups presents a blend of challenges

Increased global demand and recycling setbacks during the pandemic point to the need for better systems within the supply chain. … Read More…

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How SB 1383 Compliance Affects California Grocers

The Earth's core temperature has risen steadily since the 1950s with no end in sight unless the human influence on the global climate is reduced significantly in the next decade. California's SB 1383 focuses on organic waste diversion, aiming t Read …

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