Listed below are recent posts across all of CalRecyle's blogs.

  • Enjoy a Day at the Coast

    Did you know Saturday is Coastal Cleanup Day?

    This is a great opportunity to spend the day outside with friends and family while doing something to help the planet. And who doesn’t love a day at the coast?

    Check the California Coastal Commission’s map for a cleanup site near you. You’ll also find information on the history of Coastal Cleanup Day, tips for educators and youth groups, and tips on what to bring with you for the cleanup.

    You can also download Clean Swell, the Ocean Conservancy’s app to collect data on what you find.

    Posted on In the Loop by CalRecycle Staff on Sep 15, 2016

  • Cleaning Streets, Winning Hearts

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    If you were a 6-year-old boy and you got to call the shots for the day, what would you do?

    Sacramento’s newest hero, Ethan, got his very own garbage truck, hard hat, and cape on Tuesday and instantly became the city’s most celebrated garbage man.

    Thanks to some behind-the-scenes wizardry by Make-A-Wish, Ethan rode around Sacramento in “Ethan’s Garbage Truck,” escorted by police with flashing lights, as smitten grown-ups lined the streets to cheer him on. 

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    He made a stop at the CalEPA building, partly to shake hands with department directors and city leaders, partly to learn about recycling and clean air and water, but mostly to push the buttons on some big, loud machines that move recyclable materials from a pretty big container to a really big container. 

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    Oh, and to give Recycle Rex a hug.

    You go, Ethan. Thanks for making us all feel like kids again!

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    Posted on In the Loop by CalRecycle Staff on Jul 28, 2016