Recycling & compost
Nearly all of America’s trash could be composted and recycled. But we’ve got a lot of work to do to get there.
Most of us put our recyclables out for collection. But it’s going to take more than individual action to deal with our trash problem. Only 24% of our trash actually gets recycled, and only 9% gets composted. We can do better. Together we can share information, resources and push our leaders to build a better recycling and composting system.
Webinar: Bringing Pennsylvania’s Recycling into the 21st Century
Reducing plastic waste in the states
Act 101 and Recycling in Pennsylvania: Past, Present, and Future
New survey report reveals Whole Foods’ failure to cut back on plastic waste
With recycling rates dropping, new report from Pennsylvania Resources Council and PennEnvironment offers ways to put city, state back on track
(Philadelphia, PA ) --A new report issued by Pennsylvania Resources Council (PRC) and PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center outlines how Pennsylvania's solid waste laws haven't kept up with the growing problems facing local recycling programs, trash disposal, and significant changes in the items making up Pennsylvania's waste stream. Act 101, the landmark recycling law that made Pennsylvania a leader in 1988 needs multiple updates to meet the demands of today’s economy. Together with Eunomia, the groups found that the full potential of this recycling and waste management law in the Keystone State has not been met. PRC and PennEnvironment called on Act 101 to be modernized to address the Commonwealth’s growing waste problem, improve public health, clean up the environment and create jobs for Pennsylvanians.
Lawmakers and public push Whole Foods to put “Planet Over Plastic” at upcoming annual meeting
AUSTIN, Texas -- Environment America Research & Policy Center, U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Student PIRG sent 59,000 petitions and a letter signed by more than 40 state lawmakers Thursday to Whole Foods urging them to put planet over plastic.