• CalRecycle Funds Six New School Food Pantries to Feed Children in Need

    Since 2013, San Diego’s White Pony Express Food Bank has supplied 9 million pounds of food to Californians who don’t get enough to eat. During the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order they have more than doubled how much food they give out to the cars lining up for donations. This non-profit will add at least six new school pantries that feed children with grant funding from CalRecycle. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong and Maria West on May 19, 2020)
  • Save Hundreds of Dollars a Year and Make Your Groceries Go Further!

    While we’re staying home to save lives, most of us eat almost all our food at home. You can avoid extra trips to the grocery store, and save money. Follow these easy tips to reduce your household food waste. Full story…
    (Posted by Heather Jones on May 5, 2020)
  • 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)
  • Eco Holiday Habits to Get on Santa's Nice List

    During the holidays many of us gather to share special meals, exchange gifts, and enjoy ourselves. As you prepare to host gatherings for your loved ones, consider how your celebrations create waste that contributes to climate change and adds to the growing amount of plastic in landfills. Are you being naughty or nice to the planet? Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Dec 23, 2019)
  • Composting Recalled Lettuce from E. Coli Outbreak

    Following a nationwide E. coli outbreak, recalled lettuce grown throughout the Salinas Valley is making its way back into the ground as compost, thanks to a California Climate Investment from CalRecycle. A new composting facility in Salinas has already started accepting more than 50 tons of the of the potentially tainted produce, according to the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority (Salinas Authority). Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Dec 5, 2019)