One city may lower its diversion rate goals and abandon its single-stream collection plans, while another gets tough on apartment landlords.
Plastic products sold in California with “biodegradable” and “compostable” printed on their labels cost Walmart nearly $1 million in a settlement earlier this month.
When it comes to plastic bag legislation, 2017 may be the storm after the storm. After the high-profile battle over California’s statewide plastic bag ban, legislators in at least 16 states have introduced bills related to bags this year.
A Canadian city drives its curbside contamination rates down, and a U.S. city increases recycling tonnages by 20 percent.