Spring 2019  
NYPSC Updates
News from the New York Product Stewardship Council
NYPSC Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary
Last month, NYPSC celebrated a decade of accomplishments. Learn more. 
NYPSC Releases Briefing Paper on Packaging EPR
The briefing paper answers common questions about packaging EPR. Learn more.  
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NYPSC Releases 2018 Annual Report
The report highlights the successes of 2018 and outlines goals for 2019.
Learn more.
NYPSC Submits Recommendations for Rules and Implementation of New York Drug Take Back Act
Read our recommendations.
Learn more.  
New York State News
Extended producer responsibility & product stewardship in NY
NY Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Holds Stakeholder Meetings to Update Solid Waste Management Plan
The current Solid Waste Management Plan will expire the end of 2020. Learn more.  
NYS Senate Environmental Conservation Committee Unanimously Supports Paint Stewardship Bill
Senate Bill 4351 (Kennedy) same as Assembly Bill 6373 (Englebright) moves forward in State Senate. Learn more.

Product Stewardship Bill Introduced for Primary (Alkaline) Batteries  
Both the NYS Senate and Assembly are considering "same as" bills that would require battery manufacturers to collect unwanted primary (alkaline) batteries at the end of their useful life. Learn more.  

National Updates
Product stewardship news across the United States
Product Stewardship Councils (PSCs): the Engine for Change in 2019
2018 saw tremendous accomplishments by PSCs across the U.S. This year, the momentum continues. Learn more.
Education and Convenient Access to Drug Disposal Kiosks Critical for Effective Drug Take-Back
84 percent of patients would use a kiosk if one were located at a place they frequently visit. Learn more.
Vermont Continues to Lead U.S. Battery Recycling
Since the state's battery EPR program began, Vermont has topped the charts for per capita battery collection performance. Learn more.
Now Available! The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular 
The book offers practical guidance for businesses to innovate for a circular economy. Learn more.

Events, Webinars, Conferences

Free webinar:  Designing Sharps Stewardship for the Circular Economy | Product Stewardship Institute | May 7 | 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT | Register

Strive For Sustainability Solid Waste & Recycling Conference | Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations | May 19 - 22 | Bolton Landing, NY | Register

International Product Stewardship Forum | Global Product Stewardship Council and DASTRI | July 2-3 | Paris, France | Register

2020 U.S. Product Stewardship Forum | Get ready! Be sure to put funding in your budget for the next PSI conference. The date and location will be announced in the coming months.
What We're Reading

New York's Drug Take Back Act Starts Slowly | Lexology | February 27

 

UK Lawmakers Take Aim at Fast Fashion | Care2 | February 25

 

The waste and health problem under New Yorkers' feet | Crain's New York Business | February 21

 

Packaging stewardship bills hit states | Resource Recycling | February 19

 

Plastic Threatens Human Health at a Global Scale - New Report | Center for International Environmental Law | February 19

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