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MMBC June 7 Workshop on PPP

On June 7, Multi-Material British Columbia held a workshop to present market clearing price financial incentives information to be offered under the upcoming Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) stewardship plan. Watch a recording, presentations and other documents from the workshop.

Curbside Recycling and the Beverage Industry

In an April 4 post, PPI highlights the little known role of the beverage industry in creating curbside recycling, based on a Harvard article by Bartow Elmore (PDF).

BC Approves PPP Stewardship Plan

The BC Ministry of Environment (MOE), in an April 15 letter, approved MMBC's (Multi-Material British Columbia) recently updated Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan (originally submitted to MOE on Nov. 19, 2012, and updated on Feb. 25, 2013 and April 9).

DEA National Take Back Day

On April 29, 2017, 10am - 2pm, the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) will be accepting unwanted medicines at various locations nationwide in coordination with local law enforcement agencies. Visit NWPSC Medicines for information on efforts to develop permanent stewardship programs for unwanted medicines in Washington and elsewhere.

Recycling Reinvented to Analyze EPR for PPP

Recycling Reinvented has commissioned (PDF) a cost-benefit analysis of "a recycling system for household packaging and printed paper (PPP)" in the US using EPR. Results will be published in the summer after a peer review process.

Nestle Waters: Time for the Recycle Economy?

A March 7 article in CSRwire, Nestlé Waters North America Woos the Food Industry: Time For The Recycle Economy?, looks at Nestlé's efforts to improve recycling of packaging and printed materials, EPR, and the recently created nonprofit organization Recycling Reinvented.

KING 5 News: Leftover Paint Recycling

On March 1, Gary Chittim of KING 5 News covered the 2013 paint stewardship bill in the Washington state legislature and how it "would help many homeowners find a better way to handle leftover paint." However, this bill did not pass.

Legislature Debates Battery, Paint, Light Stewardship

A February 22 article in The SunBreak looks at the product stewardship related bills the Washington legislature is considering for rechargeable batteries, paint, and mercury-containing lights.

Wired Article on Packaging Design

A February 14 Wired article, Designing the Packaging-Free Future, looks at one designer's prototypes of reduced packaging for common products, including soap, tea, and garbage bags.

NW NAHMMA Conference Seeks Presenters

The 2013 Northwest Hazardous Materials Management Conference, on June 24-27 in Troutdale, OR, seeks presenters and conference proposals: submission deadline is March 15.