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New reuse innovations are expanding what is possible, but to ensure that reuse does not generate unintended environmental consequences, reusable packaging needs to be thoughtfully designed with today’s reality in mind.
Sponsored by: The term ‘catalytic capital’ may not be a familiar one, but it’s an important source of financing for the environmental
Organics leaders noted the reports affirm the U.S. EPA’s preference for source reduction and lend support for composting over anaerobic digestion, landfilling and incineration.
An equitable zero waste future means partnering with businesses, unhoused people, waste workers and grassroots groups, speakers from San Francisco and Los Angeles said at the National Zero Waste Conference.
Exports watchdog Basel Action Network is barking. The group says U.S. e-scrap companies are illegally exporting e-plastics to Malaysia, and it has issued a warning.
As concerns about fast-fashion waste gain more attention, well-funded startups and longstanding chemical companies are starting to scale up the textile recycling market.
Ameripen says states with recycling market development centers like Michigan or South Carolina retain jobs better than states without them. It sees the centers as tools to help navigate state recycling laws.
California Assembly Bill 1201, signed into law in October 2021, requires products that are labeled with the term “compostable” or “home compostable” be designed to be associated with the recovery of desirable organic wastes that are collected for composting and must be an acceptable compost feedstock for organic agriculture under the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP).