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 that apply to non-hazardous solid waste found in retail including municipal solid waste, food, medical waste, electronic waste, and more.
Environmental issues related to all aspects of retail operations including maintenance, hazardous materials, boilers, pest management, HVAC and more.
Overview of environmental requirements that apply in different retail departments.
Detailed Regulatory Resources
Details on California regulations that require organics recycling with information on similar requirements in other jurisdictions.
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, taxes and requirements for both paper and plastic bags.
Overview of state legislation with requirements for retailers on managing waste electronic products or ewaste.
State EPR or product stewardship legislation that have requirements for products such as carpet, batteries, and more. Also includes product bans.
Elements of the California Mandatory Organics Recycling Program (AB 1826) that apply to retailers 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.