The head of California’s recycling department rejected a stewardship group’s carpet recycling plan, putting at risk carpet sales in the state of 40 million people.
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.
California officials say they intercepted two semi-trucks carrying used beverage containers from Arizona to California, where they were going to be illegally redeemed.
Regulators in California bring the hammer down on a Los Angeles-area redemption center for alleged labor law violations, and Minnesota moves to revoke a metals recycling company’s air quality permit.
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.
One city may lower its diversion rate goals and abandon its single-stream collection plans, while another gets tough on apartment landlords.
A newspaper publishes photos showing glaring cases of contamination, and the head of a beverage association makes the case for removing certain containers from Maine’s deposit program.