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Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities

The post Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Should some types of single-use plastic be banned? Or is infrastructure improvement a better answer to current plastic waste concerns? A varied group of industry leaders tackled those questions last week. A panel on Aug. 28 at the Resource Recycling … Continue Reading The post Recycling sector grapples with plastic realities appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

California moves needle on commercial collection

The post California moves needle on commercial collection appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Businesses that are required to receive recycling and composting service in California will need to offer those collection services to customers, under a bill approved by the state legislature. Assembly Bill 827 expands public access to recycling by mandating clearly … Continue Reading The post California moves needle on commercial collection appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban

The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. With an overwhelming number of votes in favor, Vermont lawmakers have sent the governor a bill banning plastic bags, expanded polystyrene food service containers and plastic stir sticks. S.113 also creates a working group to explore ways to improve management … Continue Reading The post Vermont passes sweeping single-use plastics ban appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling

The post Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling appeared first on Resource Recycling News. A funding bill advancing in Congress directs the U.S. EPA to develop a national recycling strategy addressing harmonized labeling, public education and other factors. The legislation also provides the EPA with funding for 2020 that’s well above what President Trump … Continue Reading The post Legislation directs EPA to strengthen U.S. recycling appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...

Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine

The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Maine lawmakers approved the first statewide prohibition on polystyrene foodservice packaging last week. The plastics industry quickly criticized the move. Single-use polystyrene foodservice packaging, including take-out containers and service ware, will be banned across Maine beginning in January 2021. The … Continue Reading The post Statewide polystyrene ban passes in Maine appeared first on Resource Recycling News. Read More ...
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