California May Require Beverage Makers to Handle Recycling

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers are considering upending California's struggling bottle and can recycling program by requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers, similar to one that has been successful in neighboring Oregon....
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California Fines CVS $3.6 Million for Failing to Recycle

SACRAMENTO — California is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday. The California Department of Resources Recycling ...
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Marijuana Vaping Product Sales Sink Amid Lung Disease Scare

PORTLAND, Ore. — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who ...
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7 Tips for Becoming an Ethical Shopper

Sustainability, labor conditions, politics and other issues prevalent in the news have left many consumers wondering how to be socially responsible. For some, this seems like an impossible task. "Trying to c...
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Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally conscious consumers. "It's particularly a pro...