• Don't Scare the Planet with Your Halloween Costume

    Many costumes are made with the intention to scare folks during Halloween. But one of the scariest statistics about this spooky day is that people spend about $8.8 billion, or $75 per person, on Halloween-related items, including costumes that get thrown away. Full story…
    (Posted by Tracey Harper and Syd Fong on Oct 31, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Cleans Up Paradise, Recycles Metal Debris

    CalRecycle’s contractors in Butte County have just recovered their 100 millionth pound of scrap metal from the Camp Fire debris in Paradise. Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Oct 25, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Launches New Recycling and Disposal Reporting System

    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 24, 2019)
  • Fall Into Composting

    It’s the perfect time of year to start composting – if you start now, you’ll have finished compost in time for your spring garden and flower beds. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 17, 2019)
  • New Law Bans Hotels from Providing Personal Care Products in Small Plastic Bottles

    We’ve all seen and sometimes used them: those tiny plastic bottles of personal care products that hotels provide to guests. Although many of us have forsaken the novelty of these tiny bottles by bringing along our favorite care products when we travel, they have persisted on hotel bathroom sinks throughout the world. Thanks to a recently signed law, hotels, bed and breakfasts, and vacation rentals in California will be prohibited from providing these to their guests starting in 2023. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 11, 2019)
  • What Is Recyclable?

    Wait, aren’t all products with the recycling chasing arrows symbol recyclable? Unfortunately this isn’t always the case. First, there is currently no universal definition for recyclable. Second, individual materials in a product may be recyclable, but they may be fused together in such a way that it’s difficult to separate them into individual recyclable materials. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 10, 2019)