Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15

Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15
Get together with Beth Terry and Ecology Center staff this Saturday at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market for a casual picnic for Plastic-Free July! Bring any disposable plastic items you collected during Plastic-Free July. What were the hardest items or categories to reduce your plastic consumption of? Share challenges and successes and help others reduce… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15

From Here to China: Secrets of the Plastic Recycling Industry, 7/30/15
Why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste it accepts, while US residents are creating more plastic waste than ever.… Read more »

Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation

Ecology Center's Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, Faces Unjust Deportation
The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized the Ecology Center’s Recycling Director, Daniel Maher, and is detaining him indefinitely under the threat of immediate deportation to China. Daniel has been an integral part of the Ecology Center for almost a decade, leading Berkeley’s curbside recycling program. Daniel immigrated from Macau when he was… Read more »

Update on North Berkeley Farmers’ Market Relocation

Update on North Berkeley Farmers' Market Relocation
City staff has decided that the North Shattuck Farmers’ Market can no longer remain in its current location. In order for us to continue operating the market, we must move it to the frontage road alongside CVS. The reasons that City staff cites for the move are “ADA, retail impact or related safety and liability… Read more »

Plastic-Free July: Events & Actions for Body, Home, and Planet

Plastic-Free July: Events & Actions for Body, Home, and Planet
This July, the Ecology Center, along with an array of cosponsors, will be hosting Plastic-Free July, a series of events for community members to learn, take action, get tips on reducing plastic waste, and connect with others who are concerned about the global problem of plastic pollution. Plastic-Free July is an annual event that began… Read more »