• 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)
  • Save or Splurge on Holiday Experience Gifts: Collect Memories, Not Excess Stuff

    The holidays are upon us, and many of us are scrambling to find the perfect gift for the important people in our lives. Consider Mother Nature this year and give experience gifts instead. Packaging makes up about 25 percent of California’s trash, and swapping out just a few items on your list in favor of an experience gift can make a difference. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Dec 13, 2019)
  • Save the Guac!

    Today is National Guacamole Day. Now, I know it’s basically a sin to waste guacamole, but sometimes it’s hard to eat it all before it turns brown. Some folks swear by laying down a thin layer of plastic cling wrap over a bowl of guacamole to prevent it from browning, but that’s not the most sustainable option and creates unnecessary waste. Reduce your food waste by learning how to store avocados and preserve guacamole so it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown before you can get back to it. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Sep 16, 2019)
  • How to Win at Videogaming? Recycle E-Waste!

    What kind of waste is a video game console? E-waste! An easy way to think of e-waste is an item (or an accessory to the item) that has a battery or a power cord. Don’t forget to use the waste hierarchy: reduce, then reuse, then recycle. Full story…
    (Posted by Victoria Ngo on Sep 12, 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)
  • Sacramento Launches New Recycling App

    On Earth Day, Sacramento Launched the SacRecycle App, designed to provide quick access to recycling tips! Full story…
    (Posted by Syd Fong on Aug 26, 2019)