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California lawmakers advance pair of plastics-recycling bills

Published: September 8, 2016
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“PlasticThe California legislature passed a bill requiring beverage companies to publicly report the amount of post-consumer PET they use. And a separate piece of legislation sent to the governor extends a plastics-recycling subsidy programs for one year.

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Why Coke missed its recycled-content goal

Published: January 13, 2016
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Bottles PET HDPE / trong_nguyen, ShutterstockOver the past two years, Coca-Cola has boosted its recycled PET production capabilities by 20 percent, opening facilities and recycling lines in nine different countries. It now uses recycled PET in 24 countries.

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State officials in California propose push toward EPR

Published: September 14, 2016
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 Plastic Packaging / amstockphoto, Shutterstock A memo circulating within California’s waste management agency says the packaging industry has failed to offer up viable voluntary options to help the state significantly cut down the amount of packaging material going to disposal.

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