The Policy Development and Analysis Office acts as CalRecycle’s policy analysis and development nexus, research and data gathering arm, and technical information clearinghouse. Through collaboration with CalRecycle staff and our stakeholders, the office develops and promotes effective integrated waste management policies in an atmosphere that supports science-based, data-driven decision-making. A key initiative is the ongoing effort to achieve the statewide goal of 75 percent recycling by 2020. The office is charged with gathering foundational information on California’s waste stream (types, amounts, facilities, and flows) to form the scientific basis for meaningful analysis and sound policy development. The office also serves as an information clearinghouse for technical internal and external requests on California’s waste stream.