Oregon Revamp on Recycling and EPR

As reported in Resource Recycling, Oregon has passed a comprehensive piece of legislation that places the cost and responsibility for recyclability directly where it belongs; on the manufacturers! While there are elements of Oregon’s recycling and EPR laws that I do not agree with (namely deposit laws on easily recycled items), the state deserves credit […]

Yes, Plastic is Toxic

The journal, Environmental Science and Technology has identified 10,500 chemicals in a range of plastics recently studied. More importantly, and of course more frightening, 2840 of these were “substances of potential concern” and 1000 of these can be harmful in small doses. To make matters worse, over half of the chemicals that are potentially harmful […]