California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

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Smiling earth and Did you know that California has more than 36 million people and every day each of us throws away about 6 pounds of trash?

As you can imagine, this adds up to a lot of garbage! Learn how you can help keep our earth healthy and green. Remember, trash isn't always garbage. Often items can be reduced, reused, or recycled to help the environment. By practicing the 3Rs regularly, you are making a big difference!

Recycle Rex running.RecycleRex!
Hi! I’m Recycle Rex, spokesdinosaur for CalRecycle. My message is simple: "Recycle, reduce, reuse, and close the loop." Recycling is one of the easiest and best things we can do for Planet Earth. By recycling and then buying recycled products for home, school and play, we can really make a difference.

Screen snap from CanIt gameCan It!
This is a fun video game where you try to carry recyclables to the recycling bins on the other side of the road without hitting the trucks in the road (Requires Adobe Flash Player).

Vermi the worm wearing a yellow cap.The Adventures of Vermi the Worm!
Hey Kids! Did you know that worms can help you throw away less garbage? Well they can! Vermi the Worm is squirming to show you more about where he lives and how he eats food scraps to make fertilizer! You can go on the full adventure with Vermi or you can visit certain areas within the adventure.
Ready to learn more? Then let's start the game! (Requires Adobe Flash Player)

Safe House, Save Me! Coloring Book Safe House, Safe Me!
Download this coloring book to learn about hazardous products in your house. Also in Spanish--Casa Segura, Estoy Seguro!.

Last updated: January 2, 2007
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