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BOSTON, MA (July 13, 2021) — Maine has become the nation’s first state to require producers of packaged goods (consumer brands) sold in the state to finance the maintenance and expansion of municipal recycling programs. The bill, which was introduced … Read More

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Toothbrush manufacturers and dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Since most are not recyclable, that’s a LOT of toothbrushes that wind up in the trash over your lifetime. Next time you are shopping for … Read More

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a growing movement to get producers of products to bear responsibility for the management of their products at the end of their lifecycle, usually through legislation. The Massachusetts legislature took up three EPR bills last … Read More

A hearing on three bills regarding manufacturer funded recycling programs will take place in the Massachusetts State Legislature from 1-5pm on June 22. Passing these bills on extended producer responsibility (EPR) for paint, mattresses, packaging, and paper would help defray … Read More