Paper bags have higher environmental costs than plastic.
City Auditor cites major staffing gaps, aging truck fleet and other problems he says threaten rollout of pay-as-you-throw waste plan.
New laws are set to move the needle on the state’s “abysmal” recycling rate of only 16%, advocates and industry leaders say
Shifting demand, overstocked stores and a surging focus on sustainability are setting up 2022 as the best year ever for the growing recommerce industry
Every Denver resident should have the option of recycling or composting no matter where they live, work or play
Craig McNeal wrestles the Toshiba wall-mounted TV — once futuristic, now problematic — onto the recycling warehouse’s scale. While still wrangling it into position, he guesses: 60 pounds? The impassive scale reveals just how big is the challenge ahead: 64 pounds, to be precise, of obsolete plastic, metal and microchips that must be taken apart […]
Today, just 13% of plastic packaging in the U.S. gets recycled. In Colorado the situation is even more dire – a statewide recycling rate that is half the national average. That is unacceptable. As producers and users of packaging, we can play a leading role to boost recycling rates and keep recyclable materials out of […]
Most of us have plenty to think about besides the impact our trash has on our local environment after we take it to the curb. But the urgency of climate change has been harder to ignore: The growing number of days over 100 degrees. The drought impacting our treasured mountain snowpack. The heat impacting our […]
Lawmakers in Denver have advanced a bill to the Governor’s desk that would effectively shift the costs of recycling from local government to manufacturers, distributors, and everyday consumers. House Bill 22-1355, more commonly known as extended producer responsibility, or EPR, is not the right policy approach to bolster Colorado’s recycling efforts. We urge Gov. Polis […]
Colorado would have a statewide recycling program funded by fees charged to companies that produce packaging under a bill passed by the legislature Wednesday. Gov. Jared Polis is expected to sign House Bill 1355 into law. The fees would be used to provide recycling services to most communities and residents across Colorado in the hopes […]