• CalRecycle Celebrates African American Environmentalists

    During Black History Month, we honor African Americans who have strengthened our legacy of protecting the environment and encouraging others to do the same. Here are just three of those environmental heroes. Thank you, Shelton Johnson, Warren Washington, and Beverly Wright. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Feb 26, 2018)
  • Maximizing the Holidays and Minimizing Waste

    Every year, we talk about the impact the holiday season has on our waste stream. From Halloween through the New Year, Americans ramp up their spending—on decorations, food celebrations, gift exchanges, and gift-wrapping supplies. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 11, 2017)
  • Organics Recycling Challenge: Invasive Pests

    One of the lesser-known challenges we face in managing organic waste to better and higher uses is something all too familiar to our agriculture industry: invasive pests. Such insects and the diseases they carry can threaten our crops and trees—and when they do, it increases the amount of organic waste we must responsibly manage. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Nov 9, 2017)
  • Preserving Food and Protecting Good Samaritans

    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law AB 1219 (Eggman, Chapter 619, Statutes of 2017), the California Good Samaritan Food Donation Act. This law helps clarify protections for food donors, who sometimes hesitate to donate food for fear of civil and criminal liability. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 30, 2017)
  • Sustainable Spookiness

    As we gear up for special occasions, it is also a great opportunity—and surprisingly simple—to keep sustainability in mind. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 23, 2017)
  • U.S. Climate Alliance Provides Climate Leadership

    California Governor Jerry Brown, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee formed the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of states to address the existential threat of climate change. California and 14 other states have pledged to meet our share of the Paris Agreement greenhouse gas reduction targets and reduce GHG emissions by at least 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Oct 9, 2017)