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Refillable v. Recyclable: The EPA Takes on Domestic Production

By July 21, 2022April 2nd, 2024No Comments

Corporate sustainability initiatives are critical to the health of our planet – but the distance between objectives and regulated execution on a detailed level can sometimes be very broad.

Case in point: Worthington Industries, the last U.S. based manufacturer of lightweight recyclable cylinders for transporting refrigerants. Because their cylinders are used to transport hydrofluorocarbons (or HFCs), they’re on a collision course with the EPA… cue the drama.

In this week’s Dial P audio podcast, Kelly Barner breaks down the good news, bad news, and surprising news in this supply chain related story:

  • Why the precise difference in meaning and usage of words like disposable, non-refillable, recyclable, and refillable matter
  • The complexities caused by the intertwined nature of government regulators and global supply chains
  • The role of legislation and interpretation in enacting sustainability requirements
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