• 8 Truck Drivers Busted in Bottle and Can Smuggling Sting

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery today announced the arrest of eight truck drivers on charges of felony recycling fraud, conspiracy, and attempted grand theft. Agents with the California Department of Justice’s Recycle Fraud Team made the arrests during a three-day sting operation near the Arizona border with San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 30, 2018)
  • Five Arrested in $80.3 Million Recycling Fraud Conspiracy

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is announcing Grand Jury indictments and subsequent arrests of five people charged with operating a multi-year recycling fraud scheme from the Recycling Services Alliance (RSA) Corporation in Sacramento County. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 26, 2018)
  • Sorting Out China’s New Ban on Recycled Materials

    Whether you’re a recycling industry insider or a casual consumer of current events, China’s “National Sword” campaign may have you a bit confused. In short, the world’s largest importer of recyclable material says it will no longer accept most recyclable material. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Dec 4, 2017)
  • Innovative Solutions for Recycling Bottles and Cans

    California has one of the largest and most effective beverage container recycling programs in the country. In some areas, however, people don’t have convenient options to recycle and collect the California Refund Value for their empty bottles and cans. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Nov 30, 2017)
  • Sustainability: A California Success Story, Chapter by Chapter

    Over the last few decades, in both serving and leveraging the environmental ethic of its constituents, California has cultivated sustainability through legislation that protects our natural resources and public health. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 2, 2017)
  • Plastics Recycler Joins California’s Climate Fight

    Did you ever wonder what happens to those empty plastic beverage containers once you redeem them? What about the milk jugs or clamshell food cartons in your curbside recycling bin? Or the odds and ends left behind after manufacturers create their new plastic products or packaging? At Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock, workers are able to transform these types of materials into clean, ready-to-use pellets or flakes that businesses can then use to manufacture new products. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Sep 25, 2017)