• Reducing is the New Recycling

    Sometime in the last year, I had an epiphany: It’s not enough to simply recycle. I must figure out a way to reduce the amount of waste I generate. It can be hard, but I decided to take it one step at a time. Here are a couple of things I have learned along my way to a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 23, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Grant Helps Fund Cleanup of Illegal Dumpsite

    A three-day cleanup project along a watershed in western Marin County resulted in the removal of tires, television screens, paint cans, and some other interesting items. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Sep 18, 2019)
  • Save the Guac!

    Today is National Guacamole Day. Now, I know it’s basically a sin to waste guacamole, but sometimes it’s hard to eat it all before it turns brown. Some folks swear by laying down a thin layer of plastic cling wrap over a bowl of guacamole to prevent it from browning, but that’s not the most sustainable option and creates unnecessary waste. Reduce your food waste by learning how to store avocados and preserve guacamole so it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown before you can get back to it. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 16, 2019)
  • How to Win at Videogaming? Recycle E-Waste!

    What kind of waste is a video game console? E-waste! An easy way to think of e-waste is an item (or an accessory to the item) that has a battery or a power cord. Don’t forget to use the waste hierarchy: reduce, then reuse, then recycle. Full story…
    (Posted by Victoria Ngo on Sep 12, 2019)
  • Landfills: An Un-bear-able End for Stuffed Animals

    Today is Teddy Bear Day. Give your gently used bears and toys a second life by donating them to a worthy organization. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Sep 9, 2019)
  • Zero Waste? Just a Picnic in the Park.

    When CalRecycle staffers met up for the recent annual summer picnics, it was not all about the food and fun. Bragging rights were also up for grab between the Sacramento and Southern California employees. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Sep 5, 2019)