• CalRecycle Backs Local Businesses to Increase Recycling

    The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has approved $3.5 million in new Recycling Market Development Zone loans for businesses to help increase carpet and paper recycling in the state. The local business investments in Los Angeles and Placer counties are expected to create at least 35 new jobs and divert an additional 17,000 tons of carpet and paper from California landfills each year. Full story…
    (Posted by Lance Klug on Feb 22, 2018)
  • Inspiration from Theodore Roosevelt

    Check out these U.S. presidents who made environmental protection a high priority. Via Earth.Com Full story…
    (Posted by CalRecycle Staff on Feb 19, 2018)
  • Relationship Goals: Planning the Perfect Heart-Melting Less-Waste Date Night

    Nothing says “I love you” like spending $19.6 billion! Well, OK, that’s a collective $19.6 billion. According to the National Retail Federation, that is what U.S. consumers are planning to spend this Valentine’s Day. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Feb 12, 2018)
  • Simple Sustainable Swaps

    Check out this video with simple sustainable swaps. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Feb 8, 2018)
  • The Whole Tooth & Nothing but the Tooth

    I am really, really big on dental hygiene—why wouldn’t I be? My mom has been working as a dental assistant for nearly 30 years. I brush, I floss, I visit the dentist every six months like clockwork, and when I feel like it, I wear my night guard. Full story…
    (Posted by TC Clark on Feb 5, 2018)
  • Product Packaging Reform Vital to 75 Percent Recycling and Less Reliance on Export Markets

    CalRecycle estimates that about 25 percent of our waste stream is discarded product packaging. To reduce the amount of waste we generate and subsequently need to recycle or landfill, reducing product packaging and increasing its recyclability are essential. In fact, it is unlikely we will meet the state’s goal to reduce or recycle 75 percent of our waste if we do not tackle product packaging head on. Full story…
    (Posted by Christina Files on Jan 29, 2018)