• All About Earth Day

    U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin organized the first Earth Day in on April 22, 1970, and it served as a catalyst to bring a simmering environmental movement to the forefront of American consciousness. Just eight years earlier, Rachel Carson published a groundbreaking book titled Silent Spring that critically examined the impact of industrialization on our planet and connected our actions with the health of our environment. Carson observed that the heavy use of pesticides was killing off birds, making the forests silent. Some credit her book with jump-starting the environmental movement. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Apr 20, 2017)
  • San Francisco Youth Help Meet Recycling, Landfill Diversion Goals

    The City of San Francisco has long been at the forefront of recycling and landfill diversion. Almost 20 years ago, the city introduced green waste bins and implemented a three-bin waste collection system in residential neighborhoods. Shortly after that, the city launched Food to Flowers! in its schools. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Apr 6, 2017)
  • Reflections on 2016

    Here we are, at the start of another bright year full of hope and promise. As we look forward to an even greener future, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the great recycling accomplishments of 2016. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jan 5, 2017)
  • Reduce Holiday Waste with Party Portion Planning

    To help reduce food waste and save on their budget, caterers and restaurants use simple portion formulas to calculate how much food to prepare and serve at events. Here are some quick tips for planning your holiday parties. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 15, 2016)
  • Reusable Holiday Wrapping

    Much of the fun is wrapping the gifts in special packaging and watching someone’s eyes light up as they open their gift—in fact, sometimes the wrapping is just as special as the gift itself. Think of all the ways you can reduce, reuse, and recycle your gift packaging without compromising on style or quality. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 1, 2016)
  • A Simple and Green Thanksgiving

    The holidays are a time for celebration of friends, family, and for what we hold near and dear to our hearts. With a little planning, you can make your gatherings a little kinder to our planet. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Nov 24, 2016)