California Bill Requiring Beverage Makers To Handle Recycling Dies In State SenateA California state senator on Thursday ended his effort to pass a bill requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, though advocates said they will keep pushing the issue this year.
California May Require Beverage Makers To Handle RecyclingCalifornia lawmakers are considering upending the state’s struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon.
State Lawmaker Proposes Reforms For Recycling Bottles, Cans In CaliforniaAssemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is seeking to reshape the way bottles and cans are recycled throughout the state, his office announced Monday.
San Francisco Recycled Water Program Pushing Wastewater Towards DrinkabilityThe city of San Francisco could be drawing on a new source of drinking water that is a recycled version of what’s being flushed down toilets.
All RePlanet Locations Shuttered, Including Those In Sacramento; 750 People Laid OffCalifornia's largest operator of recycling redemption centers shut down on Monday and laid off 750 employees.
City Releases App To Make Recycling EasierRecycling seems to have gotten a bit more complicated over the years, so the city of Sacramento has released a new tool to help make it easier.
Recycling Plants Looking Toward Stricter Recycling StandardsGrowing demand for recycling could mean more responsibility from residents.
You're Probably Recycling WrongIt turns out, a quarter of the stuff that is thrown into the recycle bin is not recyclable.
Californians Lose Millions Of Dollars In Recycling DepositsCalifornia consumers are losing out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a recycling center.
8 People Accused Of Bringing Out-Of-State Material Into California For RecyclingAuthorities say they intercepted thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers being smuggled into California to defraud the state's recycling program.
Recycling Contamination Has California Sorting Out SolutionsCountries who used to accept recyclables now say there is too much other stuff included to accept American waste.
$80.3 Million Recycling Fraud Conspiracy Bust in SacramentoFive people were arrested and charged in an $80.3 million recycling fraud conspiracy based out of Sacramento County
McDonald's Is Going GreenMcDonald's has pledged to make its packaging and restaurants more Earth-friendly.
Some States Are Considering Tossing Their Bottle Deposit ProgramsAs curbside recycling has grown, environmentalists around the United States find themselves fighting to protect decades-old bottle recycling programs that critics say are becoming obsolete.
Oregon Doubling Its Bottle Recycling Redemption Rates Starting April 1The Oregon Legislature set a trigger for the deposit to increase to 10 cents if the recycling rate fell below 80 percent for two consecutive years. Last year state officials said that had happened and the increased bottle rate was set in motion.