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 »

NY Times Covers Bag Bans, Just in Time for Bag Ban Vote in California Legislature

NY Times Covers Bag Bans, Just in Time for Bag Ban Vote in California Legislature

“Is It Time to Bag the Plastic?” reads the headline of a bag ban article in Sunday’s NY Times. The piece provides a snapshot of different plastic bag ordinances across the country. The timing is spot on for us in California –  a statewide bag ban is one week away from a critical vote in… Read more »

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday

Take Action to Ban Fracking: Tell Nancy Skinner to Support AB 1301 in Key Vote on Monday

Several fracking bills are making their way through California’s legislative process, but the one to support is AB 1301 (Bloom). This bill would place a moratorium on fracking and offers the strongest protection for our water, climate and health. AB 1301 is up for a vote before the Natural Resources Committee this Monday, April 29th.… Read more »

Ten Days Left to Voice Your Support for Cancer Free Couches

Ten Days Left to Voice Your Support for Cancer Free Couches

We’ve blogged in the past about the perils of California’s fire safety law that opened the door for toxic carcinogens to come into our homes. Now there’s good news! Under Governor Jerry Brown’s leadership, the state has drafted a revised flammability safety standard that improves fire safety and eliminates the need for toxic chemicals. The… Read more »