The federal definition has remained the same for years, and composters worry it currently leaves modern facilities and compostable products out of compliance.
More than 30 years after state attorneys general pushed for scrutiny of marketing claims, the packaging landscape is as complicated as ever, and opinions vary about whether the guides served their original purpose.
Advocates expect the governor to sign a long-awaited right-to-repair bill. The state is also poised to add juice to the bottle bill and establish laws related to an upcoming extended producer responsibility program for packaging.
The waste industry hopes the U.S. EPA’s new enforcement initiative for PFAS is a small step in reducing PFAS-containing items at waste sites, but it still wants to be protected from certain liability.
More than 18 months after SB 1383 took effect, California jurisdictions are still working to get on track with organic diversion and procurement targets.
California’s legislative session ends Sept. 14 and a handful of waste and recycling bills are still inching toward a final vote. Two EPR bills for textiles and solar panels are among the bills that will be carried over into 2024.
Multiple new replacements that can repel grease and moisture are emerging, but details on what they are made of, or which ones are gaining favor, remain limited.
The company’s second-quarter earnings gave new CEO Brett Hodson a chance to reset expectations amid a wave of challenges.
The state’s two hazardous waste landfills — run by WM and Clean Harbors — have 20 years of remaining capacity, but only if nearly half the waste continues to get shipped out of state.
Lack of consumer clarity with terms like “biodegradable” and “made from plants” can result in materials entering the wrong disposal stream, according to a report from BPI and Closed Loop Partners’ Composting Consortium.