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A last-minute twist in effort to expand California bottle bill

Published: August 29, 2022
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Empty glass bottles for recycling.

Some glass recycling advocates have withdrawn their support for proposed California bottle bill legislation in the wake of last-minute amendments. | Fotosr52/Shutterstock

Just days before the end of the legislative session, lengthy amendments were tacked on to California bottle bill expansion legislation, greatly increasing the cost of the program. In response, some previous backers rescinded their support.

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Key recycled glass end user puts millions into pair of projects

Published: July 19, 2022
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Glass cullet outside O-I's Portland facility.

 O-I expects to install pollution control equipment at its Portland, Ore. bottle factory by April 2024. | Jared Paben/Resource Recycling, Inc.

Owens-Illinois will install pollution reduction equipment as part of a deal to keep operating its Portland, Ore. glass bottle factory. Meanwhile, the Quebec government will help O-I fund upgrades at its Montreal plant.

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Collaboration opens commercial glass recycling in Chicagoland

Published: June 7, 2022
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Glass collected for recycling.

A group organized by the Glass Packaging Institute has brought glass recycling service to restaurants and bars in the Chicago area. | Courtesy of GPI

A 2021 commercial glass recycling pilot program in the Chicago area has taken off again, and this time it has signed up double the number of restaurants and bars.

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California program expansion bill clears Senate

Published: June 1, 2022
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Glass containers gathered for recycling.

A bill in California’s legislature adds wine and liquor bottles to the state container redemption program. | Josep Curto/Shutterstock

The California Senate passed a bill that would divert large amounts of glass from the curbside stream into the deposit system by applying a California Redemption Value to wine and liquor bottles.

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Northeast MRFs earn glass certifications

Published: October 5, 2021
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Staff of Mazza Recycling Services proudly feature their bronze MRF glass certificate from the Glass Recycling Coalition. | Courtesy of the Glass Recycling Coalition

The MRF Glass Certification Program has recognized sorting facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for their glass recovery efforts.

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