Miniature liquor bottles are proposed for inclusion in a state’s bottle bill, and building tenants in Chicago make some noise after their landlords’ failure to provide recycling service.
People in Scotland can drink beer and feel good about it environmentally, and a group of European companies is exploring turning diapers into new plastics.
California is aiming to recoup more than $14 million in funds it says 12 companies, including a subsidiary of Waste Management, owe the state’s container deposit program.
A committee in the New Jersey General Assembly voted to advance the “Smart Container Act,” which would place a 10-cent deposit on containers of less than 24 ounces and a 20-cent deposit on larger ones.
Following the recent shuttering of nearly 200 container redemption centers in California, the state says it is exploring ways to prevent further closures as it grapples with its own funding questions.