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Bottle Bills Bolster Recycling Rates
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (March 28, 2022)—A new analysis released today by R Street Resident Fellow Philip Rossetti examines the effectiveness of deposit refund systems (DRS), also known as bottle bills, in…

Deposit refund systems are more effective than mandates
Philip Rossetti

INTRODUCTION
Recent speculation that a federal level bill for a deposit return system (DRS) (commonly called a bottle bill), as well as recent efforts by states to reform DRSs, has renewed interest…

, The Dispatch
Kellogg’s, Christmas Cookies, and America’s Idiotic Sugar Policy
Clark Packard

From The Dispatch:

As R Street’s Clark Packard explains, sugar production in the United States has been particularly bad for Florida: “A substantial majority of phosphorus that ends up in the…

Carbon markets may be the key to international climate cooperation
Philip Rossetti & Courtney "Cat" Buoncore

With the upcoming 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), public discourse is focused on how best to mitigate the effects of climate change. Fundamentally a collective action…

Economic and Environmental Potential of Carbon Offsets may be Underestimated
Philip Rossetti

Introduction 
With policymakers pursuing climate objectives through ambitious emission mitigation targets, such as President Joe Biden’s new nationally determined contribution under the Paris…

The Benefits of Carbon Offset Markets
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2021)—With the UN Climate Change Conference coming up at the end of the month, the global community will once again tackle questions regarding how international climate…

Carbon Markets in Agriculture: A Market-Based Conservation Solution
Caroline Kitchens

Voluntary carbon markets in agriculture are indeed at a crucial tipping point. Policymakers have a role to play in bringing greater validity to the markets, which will ensure that this momentum is…

Voluntary Carbon Markets are crucial to lowering greenhouse gas emissions
Alexa Cunniff

WASHINGTON (Oct. 19, 2020)—Voluntary carbon markets allow farmers and foresters to get paid for using climate-friendly practices while helping companies reduce their carbon footprint. Given these…

Observing the Mann Gulch fire at 70
Travis Kavulla

Aug. 5 marks the seventieth anniversary of the death by fire of 13 young firefighters in Mann Gulch.

Started by lightning, the fire raged on what was then the hottest day on record for nearby…

, Greenbiz
‘Clean tax cuts’ and the global free market for plastic solutions
Josiah Neeley

From GreenBiz:

Key meetings have been co-hosted by groups like Rocky Mountain Institute, The Nature Conservancy, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University and the R Street…

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