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Bottle Bills in the News


California to expand jobs and recycling with new legislation

November 2011 California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation establishing the most ambitious recycling goal in the nation for California, at the same time enacting incentives aimed at increasing recycled material processing and manufacturing in-state. Together, this strategy is aimed at creating more than 60,000 green jobs in the state over the next 8 years. American Recycler

Company reactivates recycling machines despite loss

September 27, 2011 More than 250 automated plastic bottle recycling facilities across California are being reactivated by RePlanet, owned and operated by Norwegian-based recycler TOMRA Systems ASA, after being deactivated earlier this year because of a California Redemption Value conversion rate error. Waste & Recycling News

Recycling Payout Means Added Payday for the Poor
A new study by Occidental College shows the homeless and very poor depend on recycling bottles and cans for income

Sep 14, 2011 About six million Californians had income below the federal poverty line in 2010 according to census data released Tuesday, and for the poorest of the poor, recycling has become a part-time job. NBC Los Angeles

Payments to CA processors to be cut?

May 26, 2011 The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is considering a measure that would result in reduced financial support for processors of certain recyclable materials.

Resource Recycling Electronic Newsletter

CA hits new high recycling rate

May 26, 2011 Californians turned in 82 percent of their bottles and cans in 2010, keeping the recycling rate for beverage containers covered by the state bottle bill at a record high for the second year in a row.

Resource Recycling Electronic Newsletter



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