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California accuses CVS of breaking bottle deposit rules

by Jared Paben
California regulators say retailer CVS hasn’t complied with bottle and can redemption requirements, and they’re seeking to force the company to fork over nearly $3.7 million.

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How2Recycle hits milestone on label usage

by Jared Paben

Two hundred brand owners and retailers now use the How2Recycle labels on their product packaging.

How2Recycle label on microwave popcorn box.

MRFs enjoy higher prices for key recovered plastics

by RecyclingMarkets.net Staff

Prices for curbside natural high-density polyethylene have climbed even higher over the past month. Paper prices remain painfully low.

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Steps to safety

by Molly Ritchie

One established plastics processor recently celebrated going five years without a lost time incident. Here’s a rundown of the methodology that led to that focused work environment.

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Community Spotlight: L.A. planners juggle goals, markets and huge volumes of material

by Colin Staub

The city of Los Angeles acknowledged tough markets meant it could no longer demand MRFs pay it for every ton of recyclables, so the parties devised a risk-and-reward-sharing approach.

Every year the city collects 1.5 million tons of material.

Data Corner: What accounts for the higher cost of PCR?

by More Recycling

Consulting and research firm More Recycling looked at why post-consumer resin tends to be more expensive than virgin plastic.

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First Person Perspective: Don’t backpedal on carton recycling

by Jason Pelz

A carton industry leader explains how gable top and aseptic cartons are being being recycled through established domestic and overseas markets.

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Upstream opportunities

by Tony Dunnage

A sustainability executive at Unilever notes that huge diversion gains can be made by focusing on pre-consumer waste, a material category that includes production, shipping, merchandising and more.

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