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California accuses CVS of breaking bottle deposit rules

Published: December 10, 2019
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CalRecycle alleges 81 out of CVS Pharmacy’s 848 California stores have not complied with state law. | Simone Hogan/Shutterstock

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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Regulators consider mandatory labeling for MRF hazard

Published: November 20, 2019
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CalRecycle, headquartered in the green-topped building, gets its authority to regulate battery labels from California’s Dry Cell Battery Management Act of 1993. | Courtesy of CalRecycle.

California officials are considering new labeling requirements concerning lithium-ion battery recycling, as the batteries continue to cause fires at MRFs around the country.

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Sweeping plastics ballot initiative submitted in California

Published: November 12, 2019
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Recology CEO Michael Sangiacomo told an audience at the 2019 Resource Recycling Conference and Trade Show his company would help bankroll a California initiative taking aim at plastic waste. | Brian Adams Photography

The CEO of West Coast hauler Recology recently teamed up with environmentalists to submit an initiative that would put single-use plastics management in front of voters in the state. Continue Reading

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Here’s what is (and isn’t) becoming law in California

Published: October 15, 2019
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Among the bills Governor Newsom signed is one which prohibits hotels from providing plastic single-use shampoo, conditioner and lotion bottles. | Susanne Pommer/Shutterstock

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed legislation forcing beverage companies to use increasingly higher percentages of recycled plastic in coming years, but he signed other bills of consequence.

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California moves needle on commercial collection

Published: September 10, 2019
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Assembly Bill 827 requires many commercial establishments to offer recycling service to their customers. | Brandon Bourdages/Shutterstock

Businesses that are required to receive recycling and composting service in California will need to offer those collection services to customers, under a bill approved by the state legislature.

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Strategic Materials agrees to pay battery disposal fine

Published: August 6, 2019
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Batteries made their way to Strategic Materials’ facility as contamination in the curbside recycling stream. | ANGHI/Shutterstock

A glass recycling facility will pay $1.2 million to settle allegations of improper disposal of batteries, which shouldn’t have arrived at its facility in the first place.

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