Winter 2018 
NYPSC Updates
News from the New York Product Stewardship Council
NYPSC Passes Model Resolution Urging NY Legislature to Consider Benefits of Packaging EPR  
View the resolution and pass it in your jurisdiction. Learn more. 
NYPSC Presents on EPR for Packaging to SWANA NY Board and at NYSAR3 Conference
Packaging EPR can improve recycling in the Empire State. Learn more.  
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NYPSC and PSI Receive NY SEA Grant to Reduce Plastic Pollution in the Buffalo Niagara Region
NYPSC and PSI will help restaurants, residents, and tourists make smart foodware choices.
Learn more.
NY Drug Take-Back Act Comes into Effect in 2019
On December 17, NYPSC attended a stakeholder meeting in Albany in preparation for the new law.
Learn more.  
New York State News
Extended producer responsibility & product stewardship in NY
$900,000 Available to Help Cover NY Municipalities' E-waste Costs
Up to 50% of 2018 program costs can be reimbursed. DEC will accept applications starting January 1. Learn more.  
Reducing the Impacts of HHW on Water Resources in Rural NY Communities
PSI helps rural communities collect batteries, mercury thermostats, and pharmaceuticals. Contact Suna Bayrakal to join. Learn more.
National Updates
Product stewardship news across the United States
Vermont Product Stewardship Council (VTPSC) Celebrates 10th Anniversary
VTPSC's accomplishments include the passage of five EPR laws. Learn more.
California Governor Jerry Brown Signs EPR Law for Pharmaceuticals and Medical Sharps
It is the first state level law to address both products. Learn more.
Cost is Main Factor in Setting Local Recycling Priorities
Rising costs are driving local efforts to reduce contamination nationwide. Learn more.
Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Proposes National Point-of-Sale Fee to Fund CRT Recycling
Under the proposed program, consumers would pay a fee of $10 or less on new TVs and monitors. Learn more.

Events, Webinars, Conferences

Free webinar recording: Global Best Practices: Packaging EPR's Role in Advancing the Circular Economy | Product Stewardship Institute | Download  

Free webinar recording: Paint Stewardship 101 | Product Stewardship Institute |  Download 
Free webinar recording: Advanced Paint Stewardship | Product Stewardship Institute |  Download

Free webinar recording: Global Best Practices for Sharps Take-Back Programs | Product Stewardship Institute | Download
What We're Reading
DEC Announces Nov. 15 is "New York Recycles Day" | New York State Department of Environmental Conservation | November 15 

Five years in, CT's paint recycling seeing steady growth | Hartford Business Journal | November 20    
Brands Called On to See Discarded Clothes Find Second Home | Waste360 | December 13

O'Mara pushes product stewardship bills | The Evening Tribune | December 14 
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