Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Stakeholders respond to California recyclability report

Stakeholders respond to California recyclability report

California regulators released a preliminary report on which commodities the state might consider recyclable, with promising results for many materials but a handful of low scores that drew criticism from manufacturers and others earlier this month. 

Continue Reading

The post Stakeholders respond to California recyclability report appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Textile recycling is at a pivotal moment, experts say

Textile recycling is at a pivotal moment, experts say

Textile production is among the world’s least sustainable industries, but that could change if brands, governments and investors supercharge and interweave recycling systems that already exist in isolation, experts said during a recent webinar from Europe.

Continue Reading

The post Textile recycling is at a pivotal moment, experts say appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

SB 54 advisory board elects StopWaste director chair

SB 54 advisory board elects StopWaste director chair

The first few days of February saw several big moments for California’s extended producer responsibility law for packaging, with a first advisory board meeting and a well-attended public question-and-answer session. 

Continue Reading

The post SB 54 advisory board elects StopWaste director chair appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Recology upgrades MRF serving Northern California

Recology upgrades MRF serving Northern California

A $35 million materials recovery facility that opened this week in Sonoma County promises to more than double the processing capacity of the sorting center it is replacing.

Continue Reading

The post Recology upgrades MRF serving Northern California appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system

California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system

Regulators are finalizing rules allowing reusable glass bottles to be included in California’s container redemption program, carrying out plans lawmakers approved in 2021.

Continue Reading

The post California bringing refillable bottles into deposit system appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Study: Easy sign-up, strong design key for reuse systems

Study: Easy sign-up, strong design key for reuse systems

A study of 300 people who regularly use reusable packaging showed that reuse systems need minimal and streamlined technology, reminders to return packaging and more options to be successful. 

Continue Reading

The post Study: Easy sign-up, strong design key for reuse systems appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
News Feeds Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

California’s composting mandate is driving market growth

California’s composting mandate is driving market growth

It’s been a year since a California law mandating organics recycling went into effect, and initial results show both high landfill diversion rates and strong market growth.

Continue Reading

The post California’s composting mandate is driving market growth appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Post Immediately Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

California picks EPR producer group and releases draft rules

California picks EPR producer group and releases draft rules

California is moving ahead on implementation of its extended producer responsibility law. The state agency recently released a draft of the regulations and selected a producer responsibility organization. 

Continue Reading

The post California picks EPR producer group and releases draft rules appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Behind Strategic’s bankruptcy, interest rates and market shifts

Behind Strategic’s bankruptcy, interest rates and market shifts

A major U.S. downstream outlet for recovered glass from MRFs and bottle deposit programs filed for bankruptcy this month, citing $432 million in debts and interest. Strategic Materials says it plans to reorganize and continue operating normally without interruption.

Continue Reading

The post Behind Strategic’s bankruptcy, interest rates and market shifts appeared first on Resource Recycling News.

Categories
Resource Recycling News RMDZ RMDZ News

Oregon approves first set of EPR rules

Oregon approves first set of EPR rules

Of the states that have passed extended producer responsibility laws for packaging, Oregon just became the first to approve a round of administrative rulemaking.

Continue Reading

The post Oregon approves first set of EPR rules appeared first on Resource Recycling News.