Maine and Oregon Become the First U.S. States to Pass Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation

Traditionally, consumers have largely incurred the cost of disposal for the end-of-life of products, whether through a landfill, incinerate or recycle, or through municipal trash and recycling fees. Product Stewardship, also called Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), shifts some of that post-consumer product management expense to companies manufacturing consumer goods, based on variables such as collection cost […]

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Disposing of Plexiglass in the Waste Stream

Acrylic and plexiglass barriers

One product that became an essential and everyday item during COVID is the plastic acrylic  (commonly called plexiglass) barriers that businesses installed to keep customers and employees safe during the outbreak. Plexiglass barriers are seemingly everywhere these days — grocery stores, dry cleaners, restaurant pickup windows, discount stores, and pharmacies. As COVID restrictions have started […]

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