Visit the Retail Compliance Center's Retail Waste Report for a look at trends that are impacting waste and recycling in the U.S. such as China’s new waste policies (i.e., National Sword), and consumer trends in both shopping and in increased concerns about waste and U.S. policy trends.
Regulations for non-hazardous solid waste found in retail including municipal solid waste, food, medical waste, electronic waste, and more.
Regulatory areas for store operations including maintenance, hazardous materials, boilers, pest management, HVAC, consumer bags, and more.
Overview of environmental requirements that apply in different retail departments.
Detailed Regulatory Resources
Overview of state-level recycling regulations and commonly recycled materials such as paper, plastic, metal and glass.
The rapid increase in consumer bag legislation has led to varying requirements and specifications across the country
Summary of consumer bag legislation by state and local jurisdictions, including bans, fees, and specifications for different kinds of allowable bags.
Overview of state legislation with requirements for retailers on managing waste electronic products or ewaste.
Summary of state product bans, EPR and product stewardship legislation for products such as carpet, batteries, electronics, paint and more.
FAQs and county-level implementation of the California Mandatory Organics Recycling Program (AB 1826) and trends in organics recycling across the U.S.
Provides retailers with information to help them navigate the complex issue of solid waste as they work to find solutions all along their supply chain to reduce and eliminate waste.
An overview of recently introduced state EPR packaging legislation.
Summary of state-level single-use plastic packaging restrictions across the U.S.