• Our Audience Asks: What Is the 50/50/50 Rule?

    Last week, I received a phone call from a fellow Californian and avid recycler asking about the 50/50/50 rule at recycling centers. After the call, I started wondering what people actually know about the Beverage Container Recycling Program regulations, California law, and rules made by recycling centers for operational efficiency. So, let’s clear up some confusion. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Aug 1, 2019)
  • Say "I Do" to an Eco-Friendly Wedding

    Summer is wedding season! While it’s a time for love, family, friends, and happiness, weddings can also lead to a lot of waste. These tips can help you tie the knot the sustainable way. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jun 27, 2019)
  • It's Easy Eating Green

    Reducing animal husbandry for food production can decrease carbon emissions, reduce meat and seafood waste byproducts, and significantly lower global fresh water use. Here’s a primer on different types of less-meat diets. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jun 13, 2019)
  • What's Even Better Than Recycling? Refurbishing

    We all know the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” but we sometimes forget those three Rs are listed by priority. Used electronics are problematic and costly to manage and recycle, so it’s critical to consider more sustainable options. Here are a few. Full story…
    (Posted by Jim Madden, CalRecycle on May 13, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Newbie Maneuvers the Learning Curve

    Here are some CalRecycle links that I think that are helpful not only for someone in my position but really for any Californian who may be concerned about our environment. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on May 9, 2019)
  • Environmental Justice: Inclusive Decision-Making

    Last month I traveled to Lamont to present to community members about CalRecycle’s Environmental Justice Program, SB 1383 regulations and the estimated 50 to 100 new large-scale organic waste facilities that will be built in the state as a result, and how to participate in the formal rulemaking process. Full story…
    (Posted by Ciaran Gallagher, CalRecycle Capital Fellow on May 6, 2019)