• CalRecycle Funds Roadway Repairs with Recycled Tires in Aftermath of Wildfires

    Roadways damaged by wildfire suppression and recovery efforts in two California counties are being repaired with paving material made from recycled tires. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Oct 31, 2016)
  • What’s Orange and Black and Green All Over?

    Halloween spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion this year, with more than 171 million Americans planning to celebrate. What does that mean? Often a bunch of waste. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 24, 2016)
  • What’s in Your Garbage?

    When I started working at CalRecycle, the department was in the middle of a big “waste characterization” study. We do the studies every several years to figure out what’s being thrown out, in what amounts, in landfills across the state to help us focus our waste-reduction efforts. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 20, 2016)
  • Music to My Eco-Ears

    Like a lot of people, I thought I was eco-friendly because I recycled and didn’t litter. But since I started working at CalRecycle I have found that being an environmentalist involves much more than that. Sharing the knowledge I’m gaining is a huge part of what I do here as a social media specialist. It starts with awareness. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Oct 10, 2016)
  • Farm to Fork to Farm

    Did you know the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has an official Food Recovery Hierarchy? It states the preferred uses for potentially wasted food, in order of priority, as opposed to sending it to landfills to decompose and generate greenhouse gas. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Oct 3, 2016)
  • Zero Waste: Can We Do It?

    Zero waste, the concept that all material goods can be reused or recycled—or not produced in the first place—is gaining traction among municipalities and businesses. Full story…
    (Posted on Jul 13, 2016)