Forty Years Later, Looking Back at How Recycling Started and Spread

Forty Years Later, Looking Back at How Recycling Started and Spread
Waste & Recycling News is marking 40 years of curbside recycling with an article that looks back at how modern recycling got its start, from recycling centers in high school parking lots to the first voluntary curbside collections. Among the first leaders were Berkeley citizens who organized to rescue reusable and recyclable materials from the… Read more »

Use Less, Recycle More: Berkeley Residents Can Now Recycle More Plastics

Use Less, Recycle More: Berkeley Residents Can Now Recycle More Plastics
Berkeley has moved one step closer to our goal of Zero Waste by 2020! Berkeley residents can now recycle more plastic containers in their blue curbside carts. In addition to plastic bottles, the Ecology Center’s curbside recycling program will now collect clean food storage containers, dairy tubs (like yogurt), plastic cups, and trays. There are… Read more »

July 4th Holiday Schedule for Ecology Center Programs

July 4th Holiday Schedule for Ecology Center Programs
Please note some of the Ecology Center’s programs and services will be observing the holiday this Thursday. The Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be closed. Stock up on produce at South Berkeley Tuesday market and Albany Wednesday market instead. Click here for location and hours for our Farmers’ Markets. The Ecology Center Store and… Read more »

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June

Breaking the Chains of Plastic: An Event Series on Health and the Environment, Coming this June
If you look around you right now, how much plastic do you see? Plastics can be a part of nearly everything we buy, whether a new digital device or a box of cereal. As plastic becomes more abundant, it may feel like you have no choice but to join the rising plastic tide. We do… Read more »

Zero Waste Week is Coming, 3/17 – 3/23/13

Zero Waste Week is Coming, 3/17 - 3/23/13
The Ecology Center is co-sponsoring a week of activities, including tours, receptions, speaking engagements and meetings all about Zero Waste. Attendees will include discard management and recycling professionals, service providers and activists as well as local, regional, state and national elected officials and policy-makers and members of the media. Events included are: Youth Convergence, Tour… Read more »