Due to challenging market conditions and technology constraints, the Atlanta division of secondary plastics recovery company QRS has declared bankruptcy.
A California bill aims to stem the tide of beverage container redemption center closures in the Golden State. But it also threatens the entire container-recycling industry in the state if lawmakers fail to make reforms by next April.
Queensland becomes the latest Australian state to pass a bottle bill, and a textile company that uses recovered materials in fabrics makes moves in Europe.
Following the recent shuttering of nearly 200 container redemption centers in California, the state says it is exploring ways to prevent further closures as it grapples with its own funding questions.
Oregon, the first state to launch a beverage container deposit program, will also be the first in the U.S. to increase its deposit amount.
California has under-subsidized its container redemption centers to the tune of $43 million in recent years, leading a significant number of them to close, according to the Container Recycling Institute.