Oct 14 - North Carolina Bans Plastic Bottles from Landfills

A new North Carolina just went into effect that effectively bans the disposal of plastic beverage containers into landfills. The law was crafted as a means of creating a renewable material stream for recycled plastics that would otherwise have been sent to be buried.

Recycling these materials will reduce a long-term dependence on landfills and save the use of more resources to make products from scratch instead of recycled material," said Scott Mouw with the N.C. Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance.