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Comments on FTC Recyclability Claims + EPA Plastic Pollution Strategy; New Renewable Fuel Standards; State PFAS Measures; & more
Estee Lauder launches responsible store design program, Starbucks to open sustainability learning and innovation lab in Costa Rica, DOE funding for battery recycling, State waste activity and PFAS measures, EPA renewable fuel standards, Estimating US light-duty demand for EV charging infrastructure, SUPERSAFE Act
Circular Bag Solutions, EPA Wetlands Jurisdiction, Better Buildings Funding and Incentives Hub, & more
Returnable Retail Bag Trial Launches at CVS Health, Target Stores; RILA Communities Convene at Circularity23; SCOTUS Narrows Which Wetlands are Under Federal Jurisdiction; Better Buildings Funding and Incentives Hub; Class Action Dismissed in Retail Greenwashing Suit; LGBTQI+ Pride Month; Plastic Bills Introduced in New York and Wisconsin
Lululemon Launches its First Products with Nylon from Plants Instead of Fossil Fuels, Walmart Announces Plan to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Network, RILA Webinar: Packaging EPR State of Play and What’s to Come in 2023, Senate EPW Committee Advances Legislation to Strengthen Recycling and Composting Efforts, Washington Seeks Comment on Recycled Content Rule for Plastic Packaging, and more.
REI and Stop &Shop Celebrate Earth Day, Sustainable Packaging Webinar, RILA Meeting at Circularity, Proposed Drinking Water Standards for PFAS, State Waste Developments, State ESG Legislative Roundup, Safer Choice Partner of the Year Call for Submissions, New IRA Resources, Renewable Energy markets 2023 Call for Speakers, and more.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
Environmental Compliance Trends in 2022, Proposed lightbulb efficiency rule, Target Open House, EPA fines retailer for unsubstantiated COVID-19 claims, EPA National Recycling Strategy
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: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, RCC's Best of 2020 Content, Upcoming Webinars, Chapter 2 of RILA Waste Report
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
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
Waste Report Ch.1, Engaging Suppliers on Renewable Energy Sourcing, Consumer Bag Legislation Matrix Updates, HFCs Regulations: Where States Stand
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 Managing Chemicals in Products Blog Post Updated Aerosol Can Rule Matrix
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
Upcoming Webinars Updates to COVID Resources
Upcoming Webinars, COVID-19 Resources, Retail News
RILA Retail Advisor for Energy Management + Related Tools, COVID-19 Energy Management Resources, Other Resources
Upcoming RCC Webinar New COVID-19 Resource Updated RCC COVID-19 Materials
New COVID-19 Resources Updated RCC COVID-19 Materials Webinar Registration
Introducing the New RCC Website COVID-19: New Policies to Environmental Regulations Affecting Retailers Webinars and Recordings
- RCC End of Year Survey - Consumer Bag FAQ Blog Post - Pharm Rule Matrix Updates - Retail Advisor for Environmental Compliance Registration
- 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
- RCC's New Pharm Rule State Adoption Tracking Tools - Updates to RCC Matrices - CA Environmental Regulatory Structure Blog Post
- 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? - New Webinar- Environmental Compliance in California - Intermediate Consumer Bag Legislation Summary
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]