Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Recycling and Composting Our Way to Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

$30 million of California’s cap-and-trade funds will be invested in recycling, composting, bio-fuels from agricultural waste and recycled content manufacturing in our state, announced Californians Against Waste last week. Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to fund this type of infrastructure will help shift waste away from landfills, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, Californians… Read more »

Recycling Victory: Mattress Recycling Signed into Law in California

Recycling Victory: Mattress Recycling Signed into Law in California

The elephant in the landfill has long been a bulky, soiled mattress, which can take up to 23 cubic feet of space. Unfortunately, landfilling has been the best-case scenario: abandoned mattresses have proliferated, dumped by those not wanting to pay fees to dispose of them. Mattresses on the street, in parks, or along roadways quickly… Read more »

Darn! California Plastic Bag Ban Fails Passage

Darn! California Plastic Bag Ban Fails Passage

From our friends at Californians Against Waste:
“AB 1998 Plastic Bag Ban failed passage tonight, stalling in the Senate with a 14-21 vote. We gave this bill our all–thanks to all of you who supported our efforts. In the end, incessant plastics industry lobbying made passage of the bill impossible. Los Angeles County, Santa Monica,… Read more »