• 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)
  • California’s Covered Electronic Waste Program, Explained

    While the pace of technology routinely brings new electronic wonders, it also creates a stream of outdated, unwanted devices. California has taken a comprehensive approach to ensure discarded electronics are environmentally managed, and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) is leading the way with the state’s Covered Electronic Waste (CEW) Program. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Sep 28, 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)
  • Survey Says: Californians Support State’s Climate Fight

    Californians overwhelmingly believe global warming is a serious threat and support the state’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report by the Public Policy Institute of California. The report survey shows widespread agreement when it comes to acknowledging the threat of climate change and support for state actions to fight the global temperature rise. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Aug 24, 2017)
  • More Jobs, Less Pollution: CalRecycle Awards $24 Million in Grants to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    (Posted by Lance Klug on Aug 17, 2017)
  • Back-to-School Tools from CalRecycle

    According to the latest Commercial Waste Characterization Study, California schools dispose of roughly 562,442 tons of waste each year. CalRecycle is working to help decrease those disposal numbers with free back-to-school tools that students, parents, and districts can use to save money and protect our natural resources. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jul 31, 2017)