A roster of notable speakers will share insights into the U.S. recycling legislative landscape at the Container Recycling Institute’s (CRI) upcoming one-day virtual conference, “Shifting Tides: Trends in Beverage Container Deposit and Packaging Legislation,” on Jan. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. “We believe 2021 marked an important turning point for container and packaging recycling, with developments including substantive discussions on national beverage container deposit legislation, the most significant state bottle bill expansion in about a decade, and the nation’s first two EPR for packaging laws,” said CRI president Susan Collins. “It’s an important time for stakeholders throughout the recycling industry to understand where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going on the legislative front.”

The expert panelists scheduled for the conference represent a range of sectors, including government, environmental advocacy and reuse systems. They will address topics in the following tracks – with ample time for Q&A:

  •  Bottle Bill Progress in New England
    •    At Long Last: EPR for Packaging Comes to the U.S.
    •    Breaking New Ground: California and National Updates
    •    Where Do We Go From Here? (includes a discussion of COVID’s effects on the supply chain)

The conference, which is free for CRI members, costs $150 for non-members. This fee also includes a one-year CRI Associate Membership, which provides complimentary access to all of CRI’s 2022 webinars, plus several other benefits.

For more information, including the full agenda and speaker bios, and to register, visit https://www.container-recycling.org/index.php/memberships/sign-up-for-webinar.