Straight Talk about Plastics Recycling

HAS RECENT NEWS  left you wondering if it’s worthwhile to rinse and sort your plastic containers?  As a lifelong waste warrior and 30-year recycling professional, my answer is an emphatic “yes.” Attacking recycling programs, as anti-plastic organizations have been doing, is like hiding the lifejackets during a storm.  Yes, there…

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Your plastic containers ARE recycled, and they’re in demand

By Claire Galkowski, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative Are you wondering whether the plastic bottles and containers you put in the recycling bin are getting recycled?  The short answer is an emphatic YES!  And manufacturers want MORE of it to substitute for petroleum-based “virgin” material. Greenpeace recently released a provocative…

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Help Wanted: SSRC HHW Supervisor

The South Shore Recycling Cooperative seeks a part time Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Supervisor to check in residents and assess load quantities at about 11 Saturday events per year from 8 am-2 pm. There are also some preparatory and follow up responsibilities. It does not involve directly handling HHW. We’d…

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How new California packaging EPR law is ‘putting the industry on notice’

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by Marissa Heffernan, Resource Recycling,  July 6, 2022 Industry leaders mostly expressed support for California’s recently signed extended producer responsibility bill, though some said they still had concerns about its far reach. After three years of trying to pass different versions of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill, Senate Bill 54 was signed by…

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