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 »

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13

Come Visit Us this Sunday at Solano Stroll, 9/8/13
Our staff will be out enjoying the action this Sunday at Solano Stroll – a big, fun, free street festival on Solano Avenue. Say hello, and test your knowledge of plastics recycling with our game. Winners will get a free year membership to the Ecology Center! You can also pick up resources for going plastic-free… Read more »

Martin Bourque Weighs in on the Dark Side of New Coffee Pods

Martin Bourque Weighs in on the Dark Side of New Coffee Pods
The East Bay Express this past week published “Waste: The Dark Side of the New Coffee Craze.” The article looks at the newest coffee innovation, single-cup brewing. With servings pre-packaged in individual pods, it’s a new method of brewing that is touted as “no mess, no fuss.” But that convenience can come at a cost,… Read more »

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Things About Bottled Water
Why is bottled water so expensive? That’s the question business editor Derek Thompson of The Atlantic started with. His answer points repeatedly to how much more efficient tap water is, both for our wallets and the environment. Check out the stunning facts he revealed below, and the video from The Atlantic’s “Economics in Plain English”… Read more »