• CalRecycle Staff Attends LA Environmental Justice Symposium

    The Environmental Health and Enforcement Symposium, hosted in part by the Los Angeles Environmental Justice Network, took place on April 10and 11 in downtown Los Angeles. Communication—both among CalEPA’s boards, departments, and offices and between regulators and community members—was a key theme of the symposium. CalRecycle representatives attended to hear directly from community members and to network with other regulatory agencies. Full story…
    (Posted by Claudia Espinoza-Castro and Angela Vincent on Jun 5, 2017)
  • How to Host an Eco-Friendly Picnic

    Entertaining in the great outdoors is a lot of fun. Instead of buying dishes and decorations for each event, think about your overall entertaining style and invest in some reusable items that will be kinder to Mother Earth and your pocketbook in the long run. Pick out classic designs in coordinating color schemes to get the most mileage out of your picnic supplies. Swap out single-use items for items you can pull out of your picnic basket year after year. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jun 1, 2017)
  • Cities, Schools Aim to Become Zero Waste Communities

    What is “zero waste”? To some, it means reducing the amount of waste sent to the landfill to zero. To others, zero waste is a process and a philosophy that involves a redesign of products and a redesign of consumption, so all material goods can be reused or recycled—or not needed at all. A number of local jurisdictions in California have implemented zero waste programs or passed resolutions related to zero waste. Full story…
    (Posted on May 13, 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)
  • Treat Yourself—and the Environment—to a Higher-Quality Shirt

    That $8 shirt is the pop of color you want for your fun weekend event—and if it only lasts a season, that’s OK, because it’s so cheap, right? Maybe you’re thinking you’ll just toss it and replace it with another one when it fades or stretches out, and you’ll still be ahead, because some T-shirts are downright pricey. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on May 8, 2017)
  • Go for a Ride: May Is Bike Month

    Check out this video about riding your bike to work. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on May 1, 2017)