Listed below are recent posts across all of CalRecyle's blogs.

  • 5 Million Pounds of Fresh Produce a Year Feeds Californians in Need Because of CalRecycle Funding

    About 5 million pounds of fresh produce a year goes to Los Angeles agencies that feed people who don’t have enough to eat, thanks to funding from CalRecycle. Edible, unspoiled excess food that was previously thrown away in landfills now helps Californians in need. Food recovery organization Food Forward used a CalRecycle grant to build a 6,000 square foot warehouse that manages donated food sent to 1,800 food relief agencies in Southern California. 

    Reducing organic material sent to landfills also helps landfills in our state fill up less quickly and reduces the amount of climate-changing greenhouse gases this material emits when it breaks down. Giving food to Californians who need it most while helping our environment gives food recovery programs far ranging impacts.

     

    Posted on In the Loop by Syd Fong and Maria West on Jun 15, 2020

  • Be the Change: Tina's Story

     

    CalRecycle's Tina Chambers is an Executive Assistant and combines her passion for the environment with her communication skills to protect California's public health. Check out this video for a glimpse into her job and what she enjoys about working at CalRecycle.

    Posted on In the Loop by Syd Fong on Feb 3, 2020

  • CalRecycle Awards $439,636 to Yuba County for Tire-Derived Aggregate Road Repair Project

     

    Back-hoe filling erosion with tire-derived aggregate.

    Yuba County is home to the latest construction project to use recycled waste tires to patch up damaged roadways. Last month, 430,000 tires were utilized as filling material to repair multiple roads destroyed by recent landslides.  

    CalRecycle awarded the county $439,636 as part of the Tire-Derived Aggregate Grant Program, which funded both the purchase of the recycled tire material and the repair work.  

    Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA) is made from shredded scrap tires and is used in a wide range of construction projects. These uses include retaining wall backfill, lightweight embankment fill, landslide stabilization, vibration mitigation, and various landfill applications.

    The material is lightweight and cost-effective, and it drains well in wet conditions. 

    As an added bonus, recycling tires diverts them from landfills and illegal dumpsites. Currently, California generates more than 40 million waste tires per year. 

    Take a look at this video to see the recent Yuba County TDA project in action.  

    Watch the youtube video for more.

     


    Posted on In the Loop by Syd Fong on Oct 7, 2019