• CalRecycle Awards $439,636 to Yuba County for Tire-Derived Aggregate Road Repair Project

    Yuba County is home to the latest construction project to use recycled waste tires to patch up damaged roadways. Last month, 430,000 tires were utilized as filling material to repair multiple roads destroyed by recent landslides. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Oct 7, 2019)
  • New Pharmaceutical and Home-Generated Sharps Waste Rulemaking to Begin this Fall

    Every year, Californians use hundreds of millions of medical sharps such as syringes and lancets, and they obtain hundreds of millions of medical prescriptions. Improperly disposed medications can threaten the environment, wildlife, waste handlers, and the public through water contamination, inadvertent needle sticks, and drug abuse. State lawmakers have offered a solution by passing Senate Bill 212 (Jackson, Chapter 1004, Statutes of 2018), the Pharmaceutical and Sharps Waste Stewardship Act. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 3, 2019)
  • Managing Food Waste with Bugs

    On the UC Davis campus, a group of researchers is breeding lots of bugs. I mean, a lot. The university researchers are exploring how to use black soldier fly larvae to break down organic waste—like almonds, wine waste, and tomatoes—and convert it into useful products. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Sep 30, 2019)
  • Environmental Justice for All

    Environmental Justice is the fair treatment of all races, cultures, and incomes regarding the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Check out this video to learn more. Full story…
    (Posted on Sep 26, 2019)
  • 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)