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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

Recycling Reinvented, a nonprofit organization founded to support extended producer responsibility legislation at the state level, has received a pledge of support from Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing, a maker of more than 25 varieties of craft beer. "I believe that if the producers were held accountable for the end of life of their packages, more efficient and effective systems would be created to promote landfill diversion," said Jennifer Vervier, director of sustainability for New Belgium, in a prepared statement.

Legislation introduced in California would create a plan to identify products that contribute the most to plastic ocean pollution and then require the companies that make them to collect more of them for recycling, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The bill would require the state to develop a plan to reduce marine plastic pollution by at least 75 percent.

The New York Times has discontinued its "Green" blog, which tracked environmental and energy news, in favor of devoting more resources to other online projects. Andrew Revkin points out on his blog that the Grey Lady will continue to have nine sports blogs, four technology blogs and nine blogs covering fashion, lifestyles, health and dining.

The Atlantic has a piece on the history of beverage container recycling and how race, economic class and empty containers have intersected throughout U.S. history. "Bottles were once valuable objects, not to be easily discarded," reads the article.

A new electronics recycling facility being built outside of Taiwan's capital, Taipei, will be made entirely out of recycled materials, reports the BBC. Ceilings will be constructed out of plastic left over from CDs and DVDs and walls will be fashioned out of glass fiber from computer motherboards.

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