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.
Chicago wants to better educate residents of a neighborhood posting a 6 percent diversion rate, and two reports calls on Michigan lawmakers to take steps to boost recycling.
CalRecycle last week convened stakeholders to continue to discuss the possibility of requiring producers to play a role in the end-of-life management of packaging materials.
Some lawmakers say it’s time to update Pennsylvania’s 30-year-old recycling law, and an Indiana elementary school wins the Recycle-Bowl competition.
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.
A proposal to give Connecticut’s environmental agency the authority to create stewardship programs for a range of products has drawn substantial opposition from key recycling industry stakeholders.
A U.K. coffee chain begins collecting post-consumer coffee cups at its 2,000 locations, and an Eastern European country has a long way to go to meet the continent’s diversion goals.
A Canadian city drives its curbside contamination rates down, and a U.S. city increases recycling tonnages by 20 percent.