• The Whole Tooth & Nothing but the Tooth

    I am really, really big on dental hygiene—why wouldn’t I be? My mom has been working as a dental assistant for nearly 30 years. I brush, I floss, I visit the dentist every six months like clockwork, and when I feel like it, I wear my night guard. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Feb 5, 2018)
  • Product Packaging Reform Vital to 75 Percent Recycling and Less Reliance on Export Markets

    CalRecycle estimates that about 25 percent of our waste stream is discarded product packaging. To reduce the amount of waste we generate and subsequently need to recycle or landfill, reducing product packaging and increasing its recyclability are essential. In fact, it is unlikely we will meet the state’s goal to reduce or recycle 75 percent of our waste if we do not tackle product packaging head on. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jan 29, 2018)
  • Paw-jama Party

    When you have a pet, you want to treat it just like any member of your family. That means feeding it, bathing it, and providing it the cushiest life possible. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Jan 11, 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)
  • Celebrating Soil

    This is California Healthy Soils Week, and today is Food Waste and Compost Day. The thin layer of carbon, minerals and microorganisms known as soil provides the basis for life on this planet as we know it, so it is worth celebrating. Full story…
    (Posted by Robert Horowitz on Dec 6, 2017)
  • Thoughtful Giving

    If you follow CalRecycle on Twitter or Facebook, you know we are big into experience gifts like a miniature golf night, a day at the zoo, or dinner at a nice restaurant, rather than material gifts that may ultimately end up in a landfill. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Nov 27, 2017)