When it comes to plastic bag legislation, 2017 may be the storm after the storm. After the high-profile battle over California’s statewide plastic bag ban, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills related to bags this year.
The Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), which operates the state’s container deposit program, announced it will pursue a refillable glass bottle program in partnership with local craft brewers.
A new materials recovery facility in San Diego is sorting single-stream material from commercial and multi-family sources. Fibers and films make up a substantial portion of those streams, necessitating a specially built sorting system.
The Spanish word perdido translates to “lost,” so it’s fitting an advanced materials recovery facility has been built adjacent to Florida’s Perdido Landfill. The MRF is working to help the local community hold onto valuable commodities.
Carton recycling is now available for 60 percent of U.S. households, meaning the packaging can begin carrying the “chasing arrows” symbol and “please recycle” text.