Help Wanted: SSRC HHW Supervisor

The South Shore Recycling Cooperative seeks a part time Household Hazardous Waste Supervisor to work at about 11 Saturday events per year from 8 am-2 pm. There are also some preparatory and follow up responsibilities. We’d like to train the selected candidate at our 11/12 event in Middleboro (preferably), or…

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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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SSRC Director live on air on Earth Day

WATD 95.9 fm Host Rob Hakala will talk with Claire Galkowski, the Executive Director of the South Shore Recycling Cooperative at 8:41 am on Friday, April 22 about things we can do to make a difference in helping to take care of Mother Earth. Live stream here. Blog post here….

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How Maine is transforming who pays for recycling

PBS Newshour, Nov. 14, 2021 For years, Americans have been encouraged to recycle, but global changes to the market for recycled material has led to a realization that just because that symbol is on the package or it’s placed in a blue bin, doesn’t necessarily mean a used product will…

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Your drawer full of old tech could have a new life — or start a fire.

How to upcycle and recycle your old gadgets and smartphones By Chris Velazco Washington Post, September 28, 2021 (excerpt) If your home is anything like mine, there’s a forlorn drawer somewhere that’s full of old batteries, zip-ties, cables and gadgets you haven’t touched in years. That stuff might look like junk,…

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Oregon enacts US’s second packaging EPR law

by Megan Quinn, Cole Rosengren June 30, 2021 • Updated Aug. 9 2021, Waste Dive Gov. Kate Brown signed SB 582 into law on Friday, making Oregon the second state to pass an extended producer responsibility (EPR) law for packaging. Maine’s governor signed the first EPR law in July.  Under the law, most producers will need…

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Maine enacts first packaging EPR law in US

By Janelle Nanos, Boston Globe  July 19, 2021 After a quarter-century, a Boston-based nonprofit scores big win with nation’s first law making companies pay to recycle the waste they produce. In the 90s, Cassel ran Massachusetts’ recycling and waste management programs, and one day local recycling officials began calling him…

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