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Well-known circular economy specialist appointed as CalRecycle director | Waste Dive

Zoe Heller is well-known in the industry for her work with CalRecycle and the U.S. EPA. Supporters says her skill set will help her manage the demands of the role as California works through major recycling, organics and diversion programs.

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California’s Pioneering Strides In Plastic Management

California’s Pioneering Strides In Plastic Management

A comprehensive look at the legislation guiding California’s recycling goals. This article appeared in the March 2024 issue of Resource Recycling. Subscribe today for access to all print content. California, a national forerunner in environmental advocacy, continues to implement packaging …

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California’s incredible expanding plastics ban – POLITICO

Lawmakers are taking another several whacks at California’s plastics proliferation.

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Texas group seeks cooperation with California on container recycling – Recycling Today

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Forging a global agreement – Recycling Today

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Food Date Labeling Act Returns to the Legislature

Research shows confusion over date labels accounts for 8 percent of consumer food waste in the U.S., costing around $30 billion a year. In this Q&A Dana Gunders, executive director of ReFED, updates us on the status of the Food Date Labeling Act, introduced to the legislature for the third time.
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How 3 large states want to address waste with federal climate funding

The U.S. EPA received 45 state priority climate action plans, the first step in accessing Climate Pollution Reduction Grant funding.

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61 Unexpected PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Found in Food Packaging | Scientific American

A global study identified 61 PFAS chemicals in food packaging that are not authorized for use in such products

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Report takes aim at drop-off recycling system

Report takes aim at drop-off recycling system

An investigation that placed tracking devices in bundles of Amazon’s plastic packaging and dropped them off in store collection receptacles around the U.S. found a “failing” drop-off collection system, its authors said. Amazon responded by noting it can’t control how material is handled once it enters the recycling system.

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California overhauls recycling with plastic pollution and beverage container reforms

Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release: March 8, 2024 News Release #2024-03 Media Contact: Lance Klug 916-341-6293 | [email protected] SACRAMENTO – Taking action to address growing global plastic pollution while spurring innovation and job creation, California is launching new recycling regulations, reforms and funding to reduce single-use plastic…

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