California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

2009 Strategic Directives

SD-2: Recycling-Waste Management and Climate Change

This page provides information on the CIWMB's Strategic Directive 2 (SD-2). The baseline measurement, metrics or performance criteria, annual targets, and key activities for each subdirective are being developed and will be posted on this page in November 2009.

It is a core value of the CIWMB that its waste diversion efforts also achieve substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions, in support of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, by diverting materials to their highest and best use and in developing domestic sources of energy and biofuels. The CIWMB will serve this core value through a systematic effort that manages and operates all Board functions in a manner that maximizes such reductions.

Specifically, the CIWMB will:

  • 2.1--Continue to participate in Climate Action Team (CAT) and AB 32 Scoping Plan process and participate in the CAT Interagency Working Groups.
  • 2.2--Implement the seven Recycling and Waste Management measures in the AB 32 Scoping Plan for which it has direct responsibility, to achieve a minimum reduction of 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions by the year 2020.
  • 2.3--Foster the development of alternative energy and biofuels derived from waste materials after high-value recyclables have been removed, and continuing to play an active role in the Bioenergy Interagency Working Group.
  • 2.4--Seek statutory direction to include evaluation of cross media regulatory proposals designed to protect air and water quality so that such proposals must also consider impacts on diversion programs and facilities that offer climate change benefits.

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