Every day we spend debating between burying or burning our waste is a day that we could have spent using real solutions to stop waste before it starts.
We may think bottle bill programs are all about refundable deposits, but when designed in the right way, a bottle bill can create a recycling and reuse program that works for everyone.
There isn’t a magic wand that will fix our failing system. But, there are two policies that can do most of the leg work: Bottle Bills and Packaging Reduction and Recycling Laws.
Curbside recycling isn’t getting the job done. That means we need to rethink our packaging. Instead of relying on a single-use system let’s reduce our packaging and pivot to reuse.
We live in a single-use world centered on convenience and controlled by the big companies that profit off throwaway junk. The good news? It doesn’t have to be this way! We can replace many single-use products and move towards a reuse future