Recycling Apps to Help Make Your Summer Greener

Now that summer has finally arrived, many families are hitting the road for those long awaited vacations, which typically means packing meals for roadside picnics. Though many recycling bills are being processed across the U.S., the global plastic waste crisis continues to be an issue. Out of the 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the…

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…