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.
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.
Detailed Regulatory Resources
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.
Summary of consumer bag legislation by state and local jurisdictions, including bans, fees, and specifications for different kinds of allowable bags.
Summary of state bottle deposit return legislation in the U.S.
Summary of California Mandatory Organics Recycling Program (AB 1826) and trends in organics recycling across California’s local jurisdictions.
Summary of state and local policies aimed at diverting commercially generated organic waste from landfills.
Overview of state-level recycling regulations and commonly recycled materials such as paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Summary of state-level single-use plastic packaging restrictions across the U.S.
Advanced Recycling: Limitations and Potential Solutions
Paula Luu from Closed Loop Partners, Anne Johnson from Resource Recycling Systems, and Bill Hoffman from UL explore the advanced recycling landscapeView Webinar
Implementation of Reusable Packaging Models
Closed Loop Partners and CVS Health discuss the nuts and bolts of what it takes to get reusable packaging off the ground.View Webinar
Upstream Innovation - Packaging Solutions
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses what upstream innovation is and how it applies to key circular economy strategies, focused on reuse. Guest presentations by Walmart, Walgreens, and Ulta BeautyView Webinar
A Global Look at Plastic Waste Webinar
Webinar with Beveridge & Diamond P.C. discussing international plastics developments influencing domestic legislation, regulations, and operations.Read More
Retail Donation Programs Webinar
Good360, Feeding America, and Goodwill discuss donation of excess inventory, the state of donation organizations, and key donation info for retailers.Read More
Mandatory Recycling and Disposal Bans
Coverage of mandatory recycling legislation with examples of key states for retailers to look out for. Detailed Q&A with Marisa Adler from Resource Recycling Systems (RRS).Read More