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Circularity 23; State Legislation on Waste, PFAS, and ESG; EPA HFC Refrigerant Import Enforcement
Athleta and ThredUp to Launch “PreLoved” Shopping Pilot; Canadian Tire's Post-Consumer Recycled Laundry Hamper; Sustainable Packaging Webinars; State Legislative Updates on Waste, ESG, and PFAS; RILA Comments in on IRA Home Efficiency Rebate Programs; EPA Enforcement Actions Around HFC Refrigerant Imports; and more
Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions Tracking Webinar; State Action on Packaging EPR, Solar, Plastics, and PFAS
Target Debuts New Store Format; Publix Honored with 2022 Distinguished Philanthropist Award; Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions Tracking and Data Collection Webinar; State Packaging EPR; Feedback on FTC Green Guides, ESG Decision-Making; Black Environmentalists and Authors; and more.
New Chemicals in Products Fact Sheet, Share Input on Green Guides, Decarbonizing Supply Chains
Levi's Teams Up with Walmart, Schneider Electric, and Others to Invest in Wind Energy; BlocPower’s Donnel Baird: TIME’s Dreamer of the Year, 2022; New RCC Fact Sheet: Chemical Regulatory Implications for Consumer Products; EPA HFC Technology Transition Rulemaking; White House Releases Blueprint to Decarbonize America’s Transportation Sector: RILA Engagement; RILA Blog: IRA Building Energy Efficiency Incentives for the Retail Industry; Michigan Enacts Major Waste and Recycling Bill Package; and more
Proposed Language for HFC Technology Transition Rule, Breakthrough on Clean Energy, Sustainable Packaging Clearinghouse, & more!
Dick’s Sporting Goods' Resale Programs, The Home Depot: EPA WaterSense and Safer Choice 2022 Partner of the Year, Sustainable Packaging Clearinghouse, Target Becomes Lead Funder of Aii’s Fashion Climate Fund, Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough, EPA Publishes Rule to Drive Technology Transition to Lower GWP Refrigerants
America Recycles Day, RILA Members Fighting Food Waste, EPA and DOE Circular Economy Resources, & More!
IKEA Cuts Food Waste, Lawmakers Ask EPA to Standardize Recycling Bin Labels, New EPA and DOE Circular Economy Resources, New DOJ Guidance on Corporate Compliance, IRA Use Case Workshops, Federal Solar Tax Credits for Businesses, Green Lease Leaders Program Applications, Beyond PFAs-Free Packaging Webinar
Clean Water Act Turns 50, Sackett v. EPA, IRA Energy Incentives, and More
Meijer Deploys Robots to Clean Up Great Lakes; Our Land: A Video on Eagle Harbor, MD; 2022 Retailer Environmental Roundtable Recap; Clean Water Act Turns 50 as the SCOTUS Considers the Act’s Jurisdiction; Inflation Reduction Act Implements New Energy Incentives; U.S. Ratifies Kigali Amendment; and more.
Crossroads in the Classroom: Back to School Sustainability
Crayola's Creative Solutions for Greener Tomorrows, RILA Members Work to Make Jeans Sustainably, Inflation Reduction Act, EPA Safer Chemicals List, Zero Waste Stores, Massachusetts Climate & Energy Bill, California Battery Take Back, California Gas-Powered Car Phase Out, California PFAS Ban, and more
Crossroads on the Coast: Ocean Conservation and More
Sustainable Packaging Clearinghouse, Wegmans Phasing Out Plastic Bags, Walmart Sustainable Packaging, EPA's Trash Free Waters, Comment on EPA SWIFR Grant Implementation, and River Cleanup Methods, ESG Library and Reports, Inflation Reduction Act, West Virginia v. EPA and TSCA, and more
Summer Road Trip: Sustainability and Compliance Cross-Country
RILA Comments on SEC Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule, West Virginia v. EPA Takeaways, Meijer and Kroger EV Charging Stations, Slow Tourism, Podcasts, Convenience Stores Sales Spike, Book Recommendations, NH Advanced Recycling, Emissions Target Tracker, ME PFAS-related Product Regulations, Electric Vehicle Consumer Behavior Report, and more
ENERGY STAR + Better Buildings Awards, Extended Producer Responsibility
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards, Better Buildings Initiative Recognizes 3M and Schneider Electric, Extended Producer Responsibility for Retail, NOAA Information for Climate Resilience, NJ and CO Single-Use Plastic Packaging Reduction, DOE Lightbulb Efficiency Standards, CO PFAS Ban, and more
Lookback at Earth Day 2022, EV Funding Opportunities, Proposed Asbestos Use Ban
Albertsons and Starbucks Honored by EPA, 7-Eleven Diverts Plastic Waste from Oceans, U.S. GHG Inventory, EPR Excluded in NY Budget, VA Recycled Content, Reusable Packaging Guide, LEED Certification in Retail, $5.5 Million FTC Settlements, California Truck and Bus Regulation, Retailers Aid Energy Suppliers, Verizon VPPA's
Retail Waste Targets Tracker, Washington Waste Reduction Legislation, Better Plants Summit
Best Buy reduces climate impact of electronics, T Mobile and Staples win Gold in Sustainable Materials Management Electronics Challenge, Retail Waste Targets Tracker, REI and RILA Highlight Waste Reduction Efforts, Better Buildings Better Plants Summit, Washington organic waste disposal law
Newsletter Rebrand, Advance Auto Parts & Meijer Spotlight, Retail GHG Targets
Newsletter rebrand, Advance Auto battery validation; Meijer carbon emission reduction goal; Retail GHG Targets Tracker; RILA Climate Webinar; Refrigerant Management blog; California waste bills; DOE Better Climate Challenge; Keurig Settlement; UL TSCA webinar
Retail Climate Action Blueprint + EPA Recognizes Members for Innovations in Waste Reduction
3M joins new global alliance to advance renewable energy; Retail GHG emissions factors, data & methodology; Environmental Justice podcast with ELI & EPA; California organics recycling; Landlord collaboration; EPA civil monetary penalty adjustment; Washington plastic producer registration; & more
Climate Change and Your Supply Chain Webinar, PIP (3:1) Proposed Deadline Extension, & More!
Top Retail Trends in 2022, PIP (3:1) Proposed Deadline Extension, Packaging EPR State Passage, Climate Change and Your Supply Chain Webinar, Renewable and Resilient Energy in Commercial Buildings Webinar, Chemicals in 2022 Webinar, Aerosol Hair Product Recalls
Top Webinars and RCC Resources of 2021
Environmental Compliance Trends in 2022, Proposed lightbulb efficiency rule, Target Open House, EPA fines retailer for unsubstantiated COVID-19 claims, EPA National Recycling Strategy
RCC LinkedIn, National Zero Waste Conference, Hazardous Waste Variations by State, & More!
Webinars from EPA, Canada Plastics Pact, and Better Buildings; National Zero Waste Conference; Hazardous Waste Variations by State Matrix; Lithium Batteries Fact Sheet; RCC LinkedIn; EPA proposes regulating 'forever chemicals' under hazardous waste law; APR Announces New Design Guidance for PE Film Packaging
RILA Advocacy, State and Federal HFCs Regulations, California Organic Waste, & More!
RILA Advocacy: Bridging the Disconnect Between U.S. EPA Regulations and Retail Supply Chain Realities, Planning for the Future: New and Improved Pandemic Protocols, State and Federal Regulation of Hydrofluorocarbons, Retail Emissions Factors, Data, & Methodology, California law bans use of recycle logo on non-recyclable packages
Hazardous Waste Program Webinar, FIFRA Blog, & More!
Environmental Social Governance, Retail Hazardous Waste Program Success for 2022, Quick Facts on FIFRA for Retailers, Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule Tracking Matrix, U.S. EPA Penalizes Four California Facilities More Than $800,000 for Clean Air Act Chemical Safety Violations, New York Bans Sale of Gasoline-Powered Cars Starting in 2035
EPR Packaging Legislation, Advanced Recycling Webinar, & More!
Product Sustainability & Compliance— Bridging the Gap with Software and Advisory, Advanced Recycling: Limitations and Potential Solutions Webinar, Packaging EPR- State Passage and What's Next, Retail GHG Emissions Factors, Data & Methodology, Beverage Container Deposit Legislation, Single-Use Plastic Packaging Reduction Laws
Advanced Recycling Webinar, Environmental Justice, Packaging Sustainability, & More!
Maine lawmakers approve first-in-nation packaging EPR bill, Environmental Justice and Retail Blog, Packaging Sustainability: Retail State of Play Blog, FIFRA Fact Sheet Update, TSCA PIP (3:1) Rule: What Retailers Should Know Blog, Advanced Recycling: Limitations and Potential Solutions Webinar, Transportation + Sustainability Webinar Series
Organics Regulations, Q&A with TRP and REBA, TSCA Webinar, & More!
California Organics Recycling Regulations Fact Sheet, Complying with Organics Recycling Regulations with a Compost Pickup Service, The Recycling Partnership Launches Initiative with Facebook, Commercial Real Estate Principles – Leveraging Sustainable Energy Solutions, TSCA: It Is Not What You May Think Webinar
Refrigerant Regulations, Lithium-Ion Batteries, ENERGY STAR & More!
Test Your Knowledge of Refrigerant Regulations, EPA Proposed Rule on HFC Refrigerants, Items That No Longer Spark Joy May Spark Fires Instead, TSCA: It Is Not What You May Think Webinar, ENERGY STAR Products Scope 3 Calculator Webinar, Transportation + Sustainability Webinar Series, California 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, Plastic IQ Information Sessions
Environmental Justice, EPR and OSHA Top Ten Violations
Strategic Partner highlight, Extended Producer EPR Bills Gain Momentum, Managing Chemicals in Consumer Products, Environmental Justice: An Intro for Retail, Implementation of Reusable Packaging Models: Lessons Learned from the Field, Aerosols as Universal Waste, Upstream Innovation -Packaging Solutions Webinar Recording, Sustainable Packaging Coalition Food Waste Repackaged
Environmental Fund Misspending by California District Attorney Association
Retail Overview and Status of EPA Pharmaceutical Waste Rule State Adoption, TITLE 20: Energy Efficiency Regulations in California - What Retailers Should Know, Refrigerant Regulations: Update on State and Federal Rules, UPDATED TODAY: EPR Packaging Bills Introduced to States
Energy Resources + Overview of New State EPR Packaging Bills
Refrigerant Regulations Webinar Registration, EPR Packaging Bills Introduced to States, Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Fact Sheets, IMT Commercial Building Documents, Green Lease Leaders Application Open, Beveridge & Diamond P.C. Biden Administration Resources
Changes to the RCC + Best 2020 Resources
Changes to the RCC, RCC's Best of 2020 Content, Upcoming Webinars, Chapter 2 of RILA Waste Report
$3M Environmental Settlement + Chemical Regulation Resources
Engaging Suppliers in Renewable Energy Sourcing Webinar Registration, Aerosol as Universal Waste Tracking Matrix Updates, Waste Report Ch.1, UL Spotlight, Beyond the Bag Initiative Update
Supply Chain Renewables Webinar + Energy Standards & Codes Fact Sheets
RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management, Engaging Suppliers on Renewable Energy Sourcing Webinar, Energy Efficiency in Buildings- Standards and Codes for Retail, Renewable Energy FAQs, Onsite Renewable Energy: Opportunity and Recent Trends Guest Blog from Schneider Electric
$1.49M EPA Settlement + Report on Retail Waste Trends
Waste Report Ch.1, Engaging Suppliers on Renewable Energy Sourcing, Consumer Bag Legislation Matrix Updates, HFCs Regulations: Where States Stand
$1.4M EPA Settlement + Upcoming Compliance Webinars
A Global Look at Plastic Waste Webinar Registration; Zoom In, Zoom Out on Compliance Webinar Registration; Retailers Join the Beyond the Bag Initiative; Aerosols as Universal Waste Rule Tracking Matrix, Consumer Bag Legislation Matrix
Upcoming Webinars + New Retail Advisor Questions
Upcoming Webinars Managing Chemicals in Products Blog Post Updated Aerosol Can Rule Matrix
Upcoming Webinar + Updated COVID Resources
Upcoming Webinar Registration Petco Shares Insight on Compliance During COVID-19 Latest Trends in the State Adoption fo the EPA Aerosol Can Rule COVID-19 Resources
An End to Enforcement Discretion + Upcoming Webinars
Upcoming Webinars Updates to COVID Resources
Upcoming Webinars + Latest RCC COVID-19 Updates
Upcoming Webinars, COVID-19 Resources, Retail News
Energy Management Resources for Retail
RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management + Related Tools, COVID-19 Energy Management Resources, Other Resources
Upcoming Webinar + New and Updated COVID Resources
Upcoming RCC Webinar New COVID-19 Resource Updated RCC COVID-19 Materials
New and Updated COVID resources: Compliance, Medical Waste and More
New COVID-19 Resources Updated RCC COVID-19 Materials Webinar Registration
Retail Compliance Centers New Website + Upcoming Webinars
Introducing the New RCC Website COVID-19: New Policies to Environmental Regulations Affecting Retailers Webinars and Recordings
Record $3.6M Recycling Fine + End of Year Survey
- RCC End of Year Survey - Consumer Bag FAQ Blog Post - Pharm Rule Matrix Updates - Retail Advisor for Environmental Compliance Registration
$2.35M Auto Repair Shop Hazardous Waste Suit + CA Right to Know Act Deadlines
- Automotive Repair Shop Will Pay $2.35M Settlement Over Hazardous Waste Found in Trash - Deadlines for CA Right to Know Act Quickly Approaching - Updates to the Pharm Rule and Consumer Bag Legislation Matrices - Holiday Food Waste Blog Post - Introducing the RCC's Newest Member
$3.7M Hazardous Waste Suit + New Pharm Rule Tracking Tools
- RCC's New Pharm Rule State Adoption Tracking Tools - Updates to RCC Matrices - CA Environmental Regulatory Structure Blog Post
$4.2M Refrigerant Emission Violation + New CA Environmental Compliance Fact Sheet
- Retailer Agrees to $4.2 Million Settlement for Refrigerant Emission Violations - Environmental Compliance in California Fact Sheet - Environmental Compliance in California Webinar Recording
Where Will the Pharm Rule Be in Effect on August 21st?
- Where will the Pharm Rule be in effect on August 21st? - New Webinar- Environmental Compliance in California - Intermediate Consumer Bag Legislation Summary
Latest Retail Compliance Center Insights
Insights from the 2022 Net Zero Summit
- By [Molly Auten]
LEED Certification for Retail
- By [Kaela Martins]
Join the Department of Energy’s Better Climate Challenge
Retailers Partner with Soles4Souls To Support Communities
- By [Kaela Martins]
Top Environmental Compliance Retail Trends in 2022
- By [Tiffin Shewmake]
RILA’s First Annual Retailer Environmental Roundtable
- By [Molly Auten]