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Despite substantial growth in residential collection opportunities in California, there is no evidence that actual recycling of beverage cartons in California has moved beyond the “negligible” level reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2012. The findings are contained in a report released by the environmental group Californians Against Waste.

California recycles more than 90 percent of its aluminum containers, more than 80 percent of glass and close to 70 percent of plastics.

The American Forest & Paper Association released its August U.S. paper reports.

The United Steelworkers (USW) disclosed that members of 61 local unions at RockTenn facilities across the country voted by a large margin to ratify their first-ever master economic and security agreement that sets wage, pension, health insurance, health and safety and other provisions for about 6,000 workers.

The Carton Council of North America has released a new report, prepared by Reclay StewardEdge, Inc., which assesses various policies designed to drive recycling of post-consumer packaging and printed paper.

Directors of public works, business owners and manager, environmental engineers, directors of solid waste, board members, and more gathered during SWANA WASTECON to listen to Anne Johnson, RRS Principal and vice president global corporate sustainability discuss the changing waste stream and the impact on municipal recycling.

The American Forest & Paper Association released its July U.S. paper reports.