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California Assembly Stops Bottle Deposit Bill Fix For 2021 As Redemption Rate Drops to 56%, says Consumer Watchdog

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California passes legislation designed to address mixed plastic exports

The bill awaits Gov. Newsom's signature. … Read More…

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California First State to Limit Use of the Recycling Mark

Everyone knows the three triangular arrows symbol mean that a product is recyclable. But is everything the symbol is on really recyclable? Most shoppers do not know that any product can display the sign, even if it’s not recyclable. A …

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Recycling Partnership grants could boost curbside polypropylene acceptance by 6%

The Polypropylene Recycling Coalition has awarded $4.2 million to date for equipment upgrades as consumer product companies look to bounce back from last year's recyclability access downgrade by How2Recycle. … Read More…

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill 332 Regarding Treated Wood Waste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Californians, agriculture industry, local governments and businesses now have more options to easily dispose of treated wood waste with the passage of recent legislation. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 33 … Read More…

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Raven SR’s waste-to-hydrogen project with Republic Services could have implications beyond California | Waste Dive

Creating green hydrogen from organics is one way to meet the state’s SB 1383 goals, but Raven’s CEO said he hopes this process can be a competitive way to handle waste streams in any state. Source: Raven SR’s waste-to-hydrogen project …

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California bill deems some exports ‘disposal’

California lawmakers have approved a bill that would no longer allow scrap plastic that is exported to be considered recycled. The legislation now heads to the governor for final consideration. Assembly Bill 881 would classify mixed plastics exported from the …

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California legislature passes high-profile bill to regulate recyclability labels

Legislation headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk, and backed by California's largest recyclers, would bar manufacturers from using the ubiquitous "chasing arrows" symbol unless the state certifies their products as widely recyclable. … Read More…

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Amid dispute, details emerge on CarbonLite’s demise – Plastics Recycling Update

Companies owed money by CarbonLite say the PET reclaimer’s failure came amid “gross financial mismanagement,” and they want an in-depth investigation. CarbonLite’s lawyers pinned the closure on a lack of brand owner support and other factors. PET recycling giant CarbonLite …

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In My Opinion: Comparing the nation’s first packaging EPR laws

A policy expert at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) leans on recent SPC research to explain the differences between recently enacted extended producer responsibility laws in Maine and Oregon. … Read More…