• 5 Ways to Save the Planet (and Entertain the Kids) While Staying Home

    We’re all in this together. If it wasn’t clear before this global health pandemic, it is now. Beating COVID-19 requires all of us to adopt new habits and lifestyle changes to keep a bad situation from getting worse. Since beating climate change requires a similar mix of individual and collective action, why not embrace behavioral changes that help achieve both goals? Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 6, 2020)
  • It's Earth Day's Birthday! How Can You Save the Planet from Home?

    While we stay home to save lives, protecting the environment is still an important part of remaining healthy. With Earth Day just three weeks away, CalRecycle launches our online Earth Month Extravaganza today in collaboration with the rest of CalEPA! Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Apr 3, 2020)
  • Eight Ways to Stretch Your Food While Quarantined

    Most of us are sheltering-in-place right now, having already stocked up on non-perishable canned and frozen food. Since every foray into society could bring exposure to COVID-19, consider ways to maximize the food you have to last as long as possible and save you trips to the grocery store. It will also help you reduce food waste, a major contributor of greenhouse gases coming out of landfills. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Mar 23, 2020)
  • Fighting Climate Change by Feeding Those in Need

    This past Thursday, February 27, CalRecycle partnered with Yolo Food Bank for California’s very first SB 1383 edible food recovery public kick-off meeting, giving 100 leaders from food recovery organizations, edible food generators, and jurisdictions an in-depth look at how new edible food recovery mandates provide an opportunity to redirect unsold, edible food to Californians who need it most. Full story…
    (Posted by Maria West on Mar 2, 2020)
  • CalRecycle—Uniquely Qualified for Disaster Recovery

    After a catastrophic wildfire, getting “back to normal” is nearly impossible for any single property owner to handle. A family’s ability to rebuild—and the livability of the neighborhood—depends on what the family next door does, as well as the family next to them. Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Feb 24, 2020)
  • Why Do We Recycle Tires?

    Until 19 years ago, countless illegally dumped tires polluted our state. Large piles of old tires sometimes even caught fire in the hot California sun. These tire fires put off toxic smoke containing cyanide and carbon monoxide. Because a fire can continue to burn deep inside a pile of tires after the top layer appears extinguished, firefighters struggled to put out these smoldering blazes that emitted thick, black plumes of toxic smoke and sometimes burned for months. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Feb 18, 2020)