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07-31-2019

Help determine the State of Curbside Recycling in America! Our 2019 State of Curbside Recycling Survey is open for your input. Tell us about your challenges, policies, and program financing to help build support for a robust and resilient curbside recycling system in the United States.

Survey data will be shared with all...

07-28-2019

The Canadian province of British Columbia released a survey to gain its residents’ opinions on proposed new actions to reduce plastic waste in the province’s waterways, environment and landfills.

According to a news release from the British Columbia government’s website, British Columbians are encouraged to share their...

07-26-2019

In a letter to AB 1080 sponsor, California Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, the National Waste and Recycling Association (NWRA) urged California lawmakers to incorporate in legislation incentives to boost domestic recycling markets and capacity. AB1080 and its companion bill SB54, legislation known as California Circular Economy...

07-18-2019

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released an outline of legislation to address single-use plastics and packaging that would hold producers and consumers responsible for the waste they produce. The draft proposal marks the first time in three decades that EPR for packaging...

07-03-2019

This post is provided by the City of Portland, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, a Sustainable Oregon 2019 Gold Sponsor

A costly habit

Single-use items — from paper napkins and coffee cups to straws and plastic bags — have been in the news a lot lately, and for good reason. We use many items for just a few...

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