I'm a dedicated recycler and consider container deposit systems to be among the most effective methods for collecting and recycling large volumes of metal and plastic containers , keeping them off roadsides and out of landfills and making them available for re-use. I've been a member and supporter of the Container Recycling Institute (CRI) for more than 20 years and have found the clear and concise information CRI provides to be a great resource for helping both decision makers and consumers understand container deposit systems and how well they work. The regular updates members receive from CRI inform us about how various jurisdictions are refining and improving container recycling systems and making them more user friendly. CRI is especially good at helping people understand, using specific examples, how container deposit systems offer substantial economic benefits along with the great litter control and other environmental benefits they bring to participating communities.
I learned about CRI as an environmental science teacher and used the web site for years to help teach our recycling unit. The students are always amazed at the bottle counter on the home page which gives them a visual of the number of bottles being thrown away instead of recycled. CRI has become an invaluable resource in our efforts to draft and pass container deposit legislation in Maryland.
CRI gives me recycling news when they're not crunching numbers. What's not to love? Thanks CRI!
CRI is an impressive organization that will continue to thrive by making this world a cleaner, less wasteful place to live. CRI’s ability to conduct research and provide relevant, meaningful data is why it will continue to succeed in this ever-changing world. We should not take CRI’s work for granted.
I have been aware of CRI for the past six months and rely on them for recycling news. They are a wonderful organization and one I highly recommend. Great work, CRI!
For being such a small organization, I am constantly impressed by the work and outreach of this group. They have definitely influenced many of my personal and professional actions when concerning container recycling and general environmental accountability. A+++
I am always so grateful to see the work CRI does. Without CRI the cutting edge research on packaging recycling would not see the light of day. They are one of a kind and do so much to keep our planet free from waste - they are a steward of the environment and should be thanked.
Since 2009 when I started working on Deposit legislation for Texas, CRI has never failed to provide accurate, current, defendable, data that has proven repeatedly, to validate national and international claims of deposit legislation working in multiple states, and countries, over multiple years. The research behind CRI's publications stand the test of time and reflect professional, intellectual, transparent research. I cannot speak highly enough about this organization's goal, of making this world a better place, with factual data and commitment of purpose.
The Container Recycling Institute provides invaluable information, education and outreach to help people understand why recycling is so important for protecting our environment! The website is very user friendly and filled with great information. Recycling is one of the most important things we can do to protect our environment, reduce trash pollution and help reduce global warming. Way to go, CRI!