Lawmakers in California are considering legislation mandating that plastic bottles have tethered caps. Meanwhile, a different bill bans take-out containers that aren’t accepted in local recycling or composting programs.
China’s border crackdown creates a struggle for survival among legitimate recycling companies, and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water uses more rPET.
Cities take steps to ban certain plastic products, and an expert clears up some common misconceptions about recycling of everyday materials.
Manufacturers opposing California’s statewide plastic bag ban have raised more than four times as much money as ban supporters.
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.
The house wins again in Michigan, and a California town says it is exempt from the statewide ban on plastic bags.
A plastic bag ban in Texas gets overturned, and local officials in New York weigh the pros and cons of agricultural plastic.
Ikea releases products made with recycled plastics, and Rhode Island adopts standardized public bin signage to boost recovery efforts.