Watch Out for Plastic Industry’s Campaign to Overturn California’s Bag Ban

Watch Out for Plastic Industry's Campaign to Overturn California's Bag Ban
Last year, we celebrated a landmark environmental win as California became the first state to sign a bag ban into law. Now, the plastic industry has gathered enough signatures to put a referendum on the November 2016 ballot to overturn SB 270. They filed the paperwork last month, and more than 18 months away from… Read more »

Top Herbicide Roundup Could Cause Cancer, Says Study from World Health Organization

Top Herbicide Roundup Could Cause Cancer, Says Study from World Health Organization
A new study published this week draws the conclusion that glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. This study has quickly caught media attention in part because it is coming from a well-respected, international group of scientists connected to the World Health Organization. Categorizing glyphosate as a probable carcinogen is a strong… Read more »

Let Chemical Industry Write Their Own Toxins Regulation? No Way!

Let Chemical Industry Write Their Own Toxins Regulation? No Way!
After 39 years, we’re overdue for an update on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), our country’s chemical safety bill. To protect citizen’s health, we need revisions that bolster the EPA’s ability to test chemicals, and recognize state laws that have been filling the regulatory gap. California has been a front-runner in this. Flame retardants … Read more »

Recycling Update Brings 25 Speakers on Zero Waste to Berkeley on 3/17/15

Recycling Update Brings 25 Speakers on Zero Waste to Berkeley on 3/17/15
On Tuesday March 17, Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) proudly celebrates the 20th annual Recycling Update event, co-sponsored by the Ecology Center. The event of the year for all things Zero Waste, the day features over 25 local, national and international industry experts speaking on the spectrum of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot. The day… Read more »