Summer 2018 
NYPSC Updates
News from the New York Product Stewardship Council
Paint Stewardship Bill (S.881 (O'Mara)) and Drug Take Back Bill (S.7354 (Hannon)) Pass NYS Senate
S 881 passed the Senate 57-2.
Learn more.
NYPSC and Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) Release Drug Take-Back Toolkit for Medical Professionals
Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals nationwide will use these materials to educate their peers and their patients about safe drug disposal. 
Learn more.  
Alameda pharm
As of April 30, NYPSC's Drug Take-back Pilot has Collected More than 655 Pounds of Drugs
The five participating hospitals will continue to collect drugs through July.  Learn more.
NYPSC Warmly Welcomes New Board Member Luann Meyer
Luann Meyer is the Solid Waste Administrator for Monroe County.  Learn more.  
National Product Stewardship 
Updates
Product stewardship news across the United States
Washington State Drug Take-Back Bill Signed into Law
Secure Drug Take Back Act will curb drug abuse, overdose, and accidental poisonings.  Learn more.
Vermont Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Bill Passes House of Representatives 
On March 21, the Vermont House approved H 560, an EPR bill for HHW.  Learn more.
Webinars Explore Stewardship for Used Oil, Pharmaceuticals, and Tires
Learn best practices for used motor oil and pharmaceuticals stewardship; explore new technologies and sustainability goals for tire repair, reuse/retread, and recycling.  Learn more.
Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) Puts Up $1m to Collect Illegally Dumped Mattresses in California 
MRC will pay California local governments, solid waste facilities, and solid waste operations for data identifying the location of dumping activities. Learn more.

Events, Webinars, Conferences

Free webinar recording | Make Every Drop Count: Global Best Practices in Used Motor Oil Stewardship | Product Stewardship Institute | Download

 

Free webinar | Global Best Practices for Drug Take-Back Programs |Product Stewardship Institute | June 7 |11 am - 12:30 pm ET / 5 - 6:30 pm CEST | Register

 

Free webinar | Exploring TreadWright and Tire Sustainability| Product Stewardship Institute | June 12 | 1pm - 2:30pm ET | Register

 

National Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA) Conference | NAHMMA | August 27-31 | Portland, ME | Register

What We're Reading

Study Reveals Electronic Waste in New York City Waste Stream is Now Down 60 Percent | Business Wire | May 15

 

Mandatory Packaging Policies Delayed in California | Resource Recycling | May 8

 

Rethinking the future of plastics | Financial Express | May 4

 

Pharmaceutical companies, activists battle over cost, effectiveness of opioid takebacks | The Washington Times | April 26

 

Break the Battery Hoarder Habit This Spring | Waste Advantage | April 20

 

Plastic taxes and deposits not the sustainability answer, claims circular economy expert | Food Ingredients First | April 10

 

Efforts to fight plastic pollution are working: Fewer plastic bags found around UK waters | ZME Science | April 5

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