• Earth Day - Americans Take Action to Protect Our Future

    The 50th anniversary of Earth Day is April 22. As we stay home to save lives, we can use our unified spirit to help save the planet, as well. Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Public Affairs - Chris McSwain, Christina FIles, and Maria West on Apr 13, 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)