• CalRecycle Prepares New Round of Food Waste Prevention/Rescue Climate Investments

    At Tuesday’s monthly public meeting, CalRecycle is set to move forward with eligibility and scoring criteria changes to enhance the department’s Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant Program. Full story…
    (Posted on Sep 14, 2018)
  • Introducing CalRecycle’s Zero Waste Webpages

    CalRecycle’s zero waste team has added content to our Zero Waste webpage just as the announcement of the rebranding of the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council’s certification to the new TRUE Zero Waste Certification occurs. TRUE stands for “Total Resource Use and Efficiency” and the rating system is now administered by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI) and housed under the U.S. Green Business Council (USGBC). Full story…
    (Posted by Angela Vincent on Sep 13, 2018)
  • The Garbage Bin: It’s Not for Just Any Old Thing

    While it would be nice to be able to toss your dead batteries, used motor oil, and half-empty paint cans into the bin, your local hauler is not equipped to handle those items, known as household hazardous waste. Here is a quick list of waste that’s banned from the trash bin and the recycling bin. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Sep 12, 2018)
  • Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco

    CalRecycle Director Scott Smithline will be speaking at the first Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. Director Smithline will discuss “Financing the Change" at an affiliate event called “More Feast, Less Footprint: New Goals and Progress Towards Wasting Less Food.” You can livestream the event on Twitter via Periscope from the @PCCleads Twitter account, and a link will remain on the @PCCleads feed for viewing after the broadcast concludes. The event starts at 1 p.m. on Sept.12, 2018, and Scott presents at 3:15 p.m. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 10, 2018)
  • Screen Saver: CalRecycle Initiative Aims to Strengthen E-Waste Program

    In 2003, California passed the Electronic Waste Recycling Act (SB 20, Sher, Chapter 526), which established the Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) program. In the 15 years since its passage, approximately 2.2 billion pounds of covered video display devices have been recycled. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 10, 2018)
  • Treat Yo’self and the Environment: Part I

    Work, family, friends, news, life—it can be tough out there! That’s why it is really important to slow down and make time to take care of yourself. If you feel like you’re running on empty, here are a few ways you can fill up your tank while keeping the environment in mind. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Sep 5, 2018)