• 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. 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. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong and Maria West on Jun 15, 2020)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Feb 3, 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)
  • Camp Fire Survivor Thanks Cleanup Workers for Giving Her Closure

    Chris and Michelle Friedman lost their home in the Paradise Camp Fire last year. CalRecycle crews removed the wildfire debris from their property, enabling the Friedmans to gain closure and move forward after their loss. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Dec 2, 2019)