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

  • What CalRecyclers Do: A Quick Primer

    Do you ever wonder just what it is we do at CalRecycle? See the short video below for a fun overview!

    Posted on In the Loop by TC Clark on Jul 27, 2017

  • Cleaning Streets, Winning Hearts


    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. 


    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. 


    Oh, and to give Recycle Rex a hug.

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

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

  • Zero Waste: Can We Do It?

    Zero waste, the concept that all material goods can be reused or recycled—or not produced in the first place—is gaining traction among municipalities and businesses. Many feel that whether or not the goal is attained, it’s worth working toward. Therefore, CalRecycle has compiled information on its Zero Waste webpage to serve as a resource for communities and businesses considering zero waste, including several plans or resolutions that are already in place.

    If you’re interested in implementing a zero waste plan in your community or workplace, you might consider attending an introductory workshop presented by the Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies and the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council on July 14.

    Posted on In the Loop on Jul 13, 2016