• New Statewide Commission Explores Ways to Adapt California Recycling

    California’s new Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling is getting right to work on strategies to help boost waste reduction, reuse, and recycling in the wake of changing global markets for recyclable materials. Launched virtually on June 24, the 17 commissioners will spend the next six months developing policy recommendations to help clean up California’s recycling stream and strengthen markets for recyclable materials. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Jul 14, 2020)
  • California Hunger Doubles During COVID-19 As a New Climate Law Directs Surplus Food to Families

    Hunger in California has doubled, and in some counties has tripled, since the state’s Stay-At-Home order went into effect, according to the California Association of Food Banks. A little-known climate law will soon direct supermarkets and food wholesalers to send millions of meals to local food rescue organizations instead of dumping surplus food in landfills. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Jul 7, 2020)
  • 5 Million Pounds of Fresh Produce a Year Feeds Californians in Need Because of CalRecycle Funding

    About 5 million pounds of fresh produce a year goes to Los Angeles agencies that feed people who don’t have enough to eat, thanks to funding from CalRecycle. Food recovery organization Food Forward used a CalRecycle grant to build a 6,000 square foot warehouse that manages donated food sent to 1,800 food relief agencies in Southern California. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong and Maria West on Jun 15, 2020)
  • CalRecycle Funds Six New School Food Pantries to Feed Children in Need

    Since 2013, San Diego’s White Pony Express Food Bank has supplied 9 million pounds of food to Californians who don’t get enough to eat. During the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order they have more than doubled how much food they give out to the cars lining up for donations. This non-profit will add at least six new school pantries that feed children with grant funding from CalRecycle. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong and Maria West on May 19, 2020)
  • Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year and Make Your Groceries Go Further!

    While we’re staying home to save lives, most of us eat almost all our food at home. You can avoid extra trips to the grocery store, and save money. Follow these easy tips to reduce your household food waste. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on May 5, 2020)
  • The Easiest Ways to Save the Planet from Home

    Right now we are driving, buying, and throwing away less. While we shelter in place, the Earth is taking a deep breath and healing from our constant activity. The Los Angeles basin’s air quality has never before been so clean for this many days in the decades it’s been measured. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones and Maria West on Apr 20, 2020)