• California LEAs Awarded $1.4 Million. Wait. What’s an LEA?

    During its monthly public meeting this week, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery awarded $1,404,000 to its local enforcement agencies throughout California. These LEAs provide a crucial service to protect California’s environment and the health and safety of the people who live here. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Jun 22, 2017)
  • Fighting Climate Change by Feeding the Hungry

    It’s 10 a.m. on a typical Wednesday at FoodLink for Tulare Countyand Executive Director Sarah Ramirez, PhD, MPH has to make some quick decisions. The California Association of Food Banks has four truckloads (92 pallets) of California-grown mixed vegetables—radishes, celery, and kale—available, thanks to a donation from a grower or packing house. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on May 18, 2017)
  • SoCal Economy of the Future Draws International Interest

    It’s not every day that a waste management facility draws interest from around the world. Then again, CR&R Environmental Services’ new eight-acre anaerobic digestion complex in Riverside County is no ordinary facility. Curious developers are flocking to see how this public-private partnership is turning food scraps into fuel and transforming Southern California’s green waste into a green economy of the future. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on May 4, 2017)
  • Your Essential Earth Day Playlist

    Earth Day 2017 is approaching fast! To get you motivated to rock that rally, festival or other Earth Day event near you, the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has put together your essential Earth Day playlist. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 13, 2017)
  • La La Land’s Latest Trend: Community Composting

    To outsiders, Los Angeles can seem a bit intimidating. It’s the second largest city in America, the most populous county in the country, and a traffic congestion juggernaut that has commuters seeing red on the daily. It’s where stars are made and trends are born. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Apr 3, 2017)
  • Workshop: Today’s Hot Gadgets, Tomorrow’s E-Waste

    With an eye on the future, CalRecycle is beginning to consider how advances in technology—including lighter TVs made of more complex but less valuable and reusable material—could potentially impact California’s electronic waste management efforts in the years to come. In the summer of 2016, the Department began reaching out to more than 3,300 stakeholders to get their perspectives on the future of electronic waste management in California. On Wednesday, CalRecycle will hold the second in a series of workshops to discuss the future of e-waste collection and management in California. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Mar 13, 2017)