• Eight Ways to Stretch Your Food While Quarantined

    Most of us are sheltering-in-place right now, having already stocked up on non-perishable canned and frozen food. Since every foray into society could bring exposure to COVID-19, consider ways to maximize the food you have to last as long as possible and save you trips to the grocery store. It will also help you reduce food waste, a major contributor of greenhouse gases coming out of landfills. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Mar 23, 2020)
  • Fighting Climate Change by Feeding Those in Need

    This past Thursday, February 27, CalRecycle partnered with Yolo Food Bank for California’s very first SB 1383 edible food recovery public kick-off meeting, giving 100 leaders from food recovery organizations, edible food generators, and jurisdictions an in-depth look at how new edible food recovery mandates provide an opportunity to redirect unsold, edible food to Californians who need it most. Full story…
    (Posted by Maria West on Mar 2, 2020)
  • CalRecycle—Uniquely Qualified for Disaster Recovery

    After a catastrophic wildfire, getting “back to normal” is nearly impossible for any single property owner to handle. A family’s ability to rebuild—and the livability of the neighborhood—depends on what the family next door does, as well as the family next to them. Full story…
    (Posted by Chris McSwain on Feb 24, 2020)
  • Why Do We Recycle Tires?

    Until 19 years ago, countless illegally dumped tires polluted our state. Large piles of old tires sometimes even caught fire in the hot California sun. These tire fires put off toxic smoke containing cyanide and carbon monoxide. Because a fire can continue to burn deep inside a pile of tires after the top layer appears extinguished, firefighters struggled to put out these smoldering blazes that emitted thick, black plumes of toxic smoke and sometimes burned for months. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Feb 18, 2020)
  • At a Glance: Recycling Matters

    Did you know: California’s population has climbed to nearly 40 million people, but our state sends less material to landfills now than it did in 1989. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Feb 13, 2020)
  • Engaging Community to Achieve Environmental Justice

    Government employees know how to address environmental crises; but, unless we live in communities with contaminated drinking water, searing heat waves, and pollution-induced asthma attacks, we can never truly understand the lives shaped by environmental injustice. Lower-income populations experience greater pollution burdens because community members are often not involved in the government approval decision-making process of polluting facilities proposed for their neighborhoods. Full story…
    (Posted by Tom Steel on Feb 6, 2020)