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  • SB 1383 Implementation

    In September 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 1383, establishing targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in disposed organic waste by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. Learn more on our Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) webpage and join our SLCP Listserv.

  • California Climate Investments

    California Climate Investments is a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment--particularly in disadvantaged communities. See our Greenhouse Gas Reduction Grant and Loan Programs webpage for more information.

  • What Is National Sword?

    In July 2017, China announced a policy called National Sword, which limits the import of contaminated recyclable materials. These changes in China’s policies may have significant impacts on California’s economy and environment, as China has been the top recipient of California’s exported recyclable materials. Learn more about what steps CalRecycle, jurisdictions, and enforcement agencies are taking in response.

  • New Beverage Container Recycling Pilot Project Program

    On October 10, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 458 into law, authorizing CalRecycle to certify up to five beverage container recycling pilot project programs to improve beverage container redemption in underserved areas. A public workshop will be held on March 20, 2018 to discuss SB 458 proposed rulemaking.

  • What is Environmental Justice?

    Find out how CalRecycle is working with local communities to help overcome challenging environmental burdens. Web content in English and Spanish, and can be translated to other languages as well!

  • California's 75 Percent Initiative

    California’s goal to recycle 75 percent of its solid waste is the subject of a report that outlines key focus areas and strategies to help get us there.