Last year closed with record-setting numbers for battery collection and recycling in North America, according to stewardship group Call2Recycle.
California regulators are signaling they may want a mandatory program covering end-of-life management for packaging, and a workshop next week will explore what the details could look like.
Two bills introduced by Rhode Island lawmakers suggest the possibility of the state putting end-of-life product management duties onto the shoulders of packaging producers.
Rhode Island legislators have introduced a bill that requires brand owners to nearly double the recycling rate for printed paper and packaging over the course of two years.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has killed two pieces of recycling-oriented legislation – one focused on updating the state’s struggling e-scrap program and another creating a paint stewardship program.
Vermont’s law mandating that producers fund the takeback and recycling of single-use batteries has helped significantly boost battery collections in the state. Meanwhile, collections are trending upward across the U.S. and Canada, according to Call2Recycle.