HOBI Weekly Blog Recap (6/6-9/22)

World Environment Day 2022: Only One Earth  Yesterday was World Environment Day, the largest international day for the environment led by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP). Celebrations for World Environment Day began in 1973 and are hosted annually by different countries, with this year’s celebration to be held in Sweden. As the largest global…

Colorado EPR Packaging Bill Sparks Controversy in the Industry

Colorado’s packaging and EPR bill, HB22-1355, passed the state House of Representatives May 2 and then the state Senate later May 11, but has since stirred controversy within the industry over pros and cons regarding the funding concept.  The bill requires companies that sell consumer-facing packaging and printed paper to join producer responsibility organizations (PROs),…

U.S. Plastics Pact “Problematic Materials” List Too Problematic?

The U.S. Plastics Pact recently released a list of eleven items that are not reusable, recyclable, or compostable, all of which pose a problem for the waste industry. The “Problematic and Unnecessary Materials List” was developed by the U.S. Plastics Pact, an organization made up of more than 100 businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations who…