Surya Raghavendran of Ann Arbor, Michigan isn’t your average 17-year-old. Not only does the high school senior run a small business repairing iPhones when he’s not in class, but he’s raising awareness about people’s right to fix their own devices without paying companies like Apple exorbitant fees.
AOR Legislative Chair, Pam Peck, provided testimony at the Senate Energy and Environment Committee Hearing regarding recycling markets challenges and how local communities are responding.
The California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) recently put out a call to action to its members regarding three pieces of legislation that are facing steep opposition as they head to the Assembly Floor next week.
The Oregon House Committee on Energy and Environment held an informational hearing on the recycling markets issue earlier this week.
The speakers included Abbey Boudouris and Brian Fuller from DEQ, Kristin Mitchell from ORRA, and Michael Wisth from the city of Eugene.
They did a great job providing an overview of the situation and discussing how local areas are responding.
Waste Today reports:
Assemblymember Mark Stone, a democrat representing the 29th California Assembly District, has reintroduced legislation to require plastic bottle caps to be tethered to their beverage containers. By banning bottles that don’t have attached caps, California will reduce one of the most prevalent sources of plastic litter in the state, he says.
For more information regarding Oregon's Bottle Bill, and resources regarding the 2018 expansion, visit AOR's Bottle Bill Resource Page.