• Waste Characterization Studies: The Video

    Waste characterization studies help us finding out how much paper, glass, food waste, etc. is discarded in the waste stream. This information helps us plan how to reduce waste, set up recycling programs, and conserve money and resources. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 25, 2018)
  • Trick or Treat?

    All those decorations and costumes can be terrifyingly tempting to purchase this Halloween. But those festive items don’t end up resting in peace in a landfill—they live disturbingly in dreadful dumps for many years, sometimes an eternity. Here’s how you can make a smart choice between a tricky item and a treat. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 22, 2018)
  • It’s a Dirty Job, but Someone’s Gotta Do It!

    In an ideal world we wouldn’t have waste, but as long as we do, we gather as much information as we can from the material Californians throw away. Every few years CalRecycle conducts a waste characterization study, which provides us with information about what goes to California landfills. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 18, 2018)
  • CalRecycle Considers New Carpet Recycling Stewardship Plan

    At its October 2018 public meeting tomorrow, CalRecycle will consider whether the industry stewardship organization Carpet America Recovery Effort is taking sufficient actions in its proposed California Carpet Stewardship Plan for 2018-2022 to meet California’s 24 percent carpet recycling goal. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Oct 15, 2018)
  • Putting Cap-and-Trade Dollars to Work for California

    CalRecycle’s greenhouse gas reduction grant and loan programs put Cap-and-Trade dollars to work for California by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening our economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 8, 2018)
  • Treat Yo’self and the Environment: Part II

    If you’ve ever felt like screaming at the top of your lungs in frustration or felt so drained you just couldn’t seem to drag yourself out of bed in the morning, you may be in need of some serious self-TLC. Here are some ways you can reconnect with yourself without leaving a giant footprint on the planet. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Sep 26, 2018)