• Back to School Tips: Eco-Friendly Lunch Ideas

    It’s that time of year when parents are helping kids gear up to go back to school. It’s also a good time to hit the sustainability “reset” button because you’re already in planning mode, reorganizing your life, and buying new supplies. Here are some eco-friendly ways to pack sustainable lunches for school! Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Aug 12, 2019)
  • Santa Barbara County Uses CalRecycle Grant Funds to Rebuild Roadway with Recycled Tires

    In March 2018, CalRecycle awarded Santa Barbara county $158,241 in Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program funds to create a new retaining wall. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Aug 8, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Releases Draft EIR for SB 1383 Regulations

    CalRecycle has released its Draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the statewide adoption of regulations for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants: Organic Waste Methane Emission Reduction (SB 1383, Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016). Not quite sure what an EIR is? That’s OK. We’ve got you covered! Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Aug 5, 2019)
  • 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)
  • Reusables--It's Our Bag, Baby!

    CalRecycle's social committee, with the help of our zero waste team, recently hosted a reusable bag DIY during the lunch hour for everyone in our headquarters building, not just CalRecyclers. (Inclusivity is super-important, especially when it comes to saving the planet!) Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark and Syd Fong on Jul 29, 2019)
  • Camp Fire Cleanup: Safety First

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery joined its state and local partners in California’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program on Wednesday, July 24 to re-emphasize operational safety to crews involved in the Camp Fire cleanup effort in Butte County. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jul 25, 2019)