• $5 Million Available to Fight Climate Change, Feed Hungry

    As part of the state’s effort to combat climate change, divert organic materials from landfills and alleviate food insecurity in California, the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery is providing $5 million in grant funds for food waste prevention and food rescue. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on Jun 8, 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)
  • What Do You Know About Compost?

    Did you know this week is International Compost Awareness Week? If you’re not already composting, there’s no better time to start! Kiss the Ground’s new video lays out the critical problem of food waste decomposing in landfills and generating greenhouse gas, and presents an easy alternative: composting. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on May 11, 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)
  • 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)
  • Lettuce in Landfills Leads to Climate Change

    Landfilled organic materials (like landscape trimmings and food waste) produce methane gas, which is a short-lived climate pollutant that negatively affects our environment and contributes to changes in Earth’s temperature and weather patterns. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Mar 9, 2017)