• Smashing Pumpkins

    Americans will likely spend $377 million on jack-o-lanterns this year. When Halloween is over, let Mother Nature recycle those rotting pumpkins into compost. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Nov 4, 2019)
  • Maya Angelou: Inspiring Us to Fight for a Better World

    Today is Black Poetry Day, and arguably one of the best American poets of all time was Maya Angelou. She inspired many through her poems, her spoken words, and her endless fight for civil rights. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Nov 1, 2019)
  • Don't Scare the Planet with Your Halloween Costume

    Many costumes are made with the intention to scare folks during Halloween. But one of the scariest statistics about this spooky day is that people spend about $8.8 billion, or $75 per person, on Halloween-related items, including costumes that get thrown away. Full story…
    (Posted by Tracey Harper and Syd Fong on Oct 31, 2019)
  • CalRecycle Awards $439,636 to Yuba County for Tire-Derived Aggregate Road Repair Project

    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. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Oct 7, 2019)
  • Managing Food Waste with Bugs

    On the UC Davis campus, a group of researchers is breeding lots of bugs. I mean, a lot. The university researchers are exploring how to use black soldier fly larvae to break down organic waste—like almonds, wine waste, and tomatoes—and convert it into useful products. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Sep 30, 2019)
  • Zero Waste? Just a Picnic in the Park.

    When CalRecycle staffers met up for the recent annual summer picnics, it was not all about the food and fun. Bragging rights were also up for grab between the Sacramento and Southern California employees. Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Sep 5, 2019)