Brands: Take Politics Out of Recycling

Michael Washburn, vice president of sustainability at Nestlé Waters, made the case for extended producer responsibility (EPR), encouraging it as a way to solve for a whole range of social, environmental and economic challenges. Nestlé is the third largest beverage company in the U.S., using 20 billion PET bottles per year for its beverages and Washburn said the company wanted those bottles back. "Unlike something like carpet, PET [bottles] disappear very quickly and that represents a challenge. (Waste & Recycling News)