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Recycling Program Diverts 240,000 Gallons of Paint

The PaintCare Program in Connecticut has collected more than 240,000 gallons of leftover paint for recycling in its first year. The program, launched in July 2013, is managed by the nonprofit PaintCare and was required by a state law and supported by the paint industry. It aims to make it … Read more »

Connecticut Prepares to Launch Battery EPR Bill

Connecticut is planning to introduce the nation’s first consensus-based extended producer responsibility bill for both rechargeable and single-use batteries during its 2015 legislative session. Released June 11 at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s national battery stewardship dialogue meeting, the model bill was drafted by a group of … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: RGGI, United Water, Vinson & Elkins, Canada Carbon

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. United Water: The water services company has appointed David Carter as its new general manager and vice president of operations responsible for the company’s contracts in the Midwest and North Carolina. Carter is the former vice president of operations … Read more »

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Conn. Passes First-in-Nation Mattress Recycling Law

Connecticut has passed the nation’s first-ever extended producer responsibility (EPR) bill for mattresses that supporters say will save local governments about $1.3 million and increase recycling opportunities for businesses. The law will require mattress manufacturers to finance and manage a mattress collection and recycling program. The bill will now go … Read more »