House Interim Committee On Energy and Environment holds informational hearing on recycling markets

29 May 2018

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.

California Lawmaker Introduces Legislation Requiring Tethered Bottle Caps

18 Feb 2018

bottle capWaste 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.