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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Local company recycles leftover latex paint; bill would keep more out of the landfill

Wendall Waters, wickedlocal.com, June 3,2022 A woman-owned paint recycling business in (Hanover) Massachusetts has, over the course of a decade, gone from garage-scale production to having a small batch be 300 gallons. RECOLOR is part of a growing movement to keep paint out of landfills and create local economic opportunities. If new legislation sitting in the…

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