• Feed People Not Landfills: $3.5 million for food rescue will slash climate super pollutants

    As part of California’s fight against the climate crisis, California announced $3.5 million to 12 local projects that reduce climate super pollutants by redirecting still-fresh, surplus food to Californians who need it most. Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grants use Cap and Trade proceeds to fund infrastructure that will turn fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away into millions of meals for Californians who desperately need them. The awarded projects aim to keep more than 152 million pounds of still-fresh food out of California landfills by preventing waste and increasing local capacity to collect, transport, store, and distribute more business and community food donations. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on May 19, 2021)
  • Financial Support Available for California Jurisdictions and Businesses

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has compiled potential funding sources, employee training assistance, and other financial incentives that manufacturers and others can use for:   • Edible Food Recovery Programs 
 • Intermediate and Secondary Recycling Manufacturing Infrastructure 
 • In-Vessel Digestion Facilities 
 • Composting Facilities 
 • Reuse Projects Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Mar 10, 2021)
  • Road to Recovery: Camp Fire Tree Removal Progress Update

    The State of California continues to aid Butte County in its recovery from the Camp Fire. Wildfire residential debris recovery ended in November of 2019. California is now focused on removing over 100,000 trees at risk of falling on public property and public rights of way. Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Feb 23, 2021)
  • Governor Gavin Newsom Appoints CalRecycle’s New Director

    Rachel Wagoner, of Sacramento, has been appointed Director of the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Full story…
    (Posted on Nov 24, 2020)
  • Plastic Recycling Gets a Legal Boost: World’s Highest Standard for Recycled Content Could Drive Up Demand

    California just took an historic step to combat plastic pollution and accelerate the state’s transition away from fossil fuels to a cleaner, green economy. Under a first-in-the-nation law, the state will require new water, soda, and other beverage bottles to contain 50 percent recycled plastic by 2030. Full story…
    (Posted by Linda Mumma on Oct 20, 2020)
  • How Recycled Tires Can Save California Roads at Risk of Landslide

    With grant assistance and technical guidance from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), Santa Barbara County rebuilt Ortega Ridge Road in 2019 using more than 80,000 recycled tires that were shredded and processed into Tire-Derived Aggregate (TDA). Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Jul 20, 2020)