State governors would be able to restrict the import of out-of-state garbage under a bill passed by the Senate and under consideration in the House. Until now, the courts have considered garbage to be interstate commerce that only Congress can regulate.
This year speculation around the world says that steel may regain an appreciable part of the beverage can market it lost to aluminum-thanks to steel's favorable costs. European trend may presage a similar shift in the U.S. in the next few years.
The grocery industry plans to say a not-so-fond farewell to Florida's 2¢ per container Advance Disposal Fee (ADF) come October 1. The Florida Legislature failed to act on a bill that would have extended the ADF for nearly two more years, paving the way for its expiration under existing law.