• Praising Environmental Heroes During Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month, and CalRecycle would like to honor the many women who have strengthened our legacy of protecting the environment and encouraging others to do the same. Here are four women who have made an impact on the world by bringing environmental issues to the forefront and educating others on conservation. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Mar 15, 2018)
  • 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)