This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

This Summer, Go Plastic Bottle Free When You Head Outdoors

Planning a trip to the beach or Yosemite this summer? Keep the focus on enjoying these outdoor treasures – not polluting them – and take the pledge to ditch plastic bottled water by drinking tap water from refillable bottles instead. But even if you remember to plan ahead, bottled water is still readily available to… Read more »

Beth Terry Is (Almost) Plastic-Free on KQED’s Forum and TED Talk

Beth Terry Is (Almost) Plastic-Free on KQED's Forum and TED Talk

For those who missed her events at the Ecology Center, Beth Terry was recently featured on KQED’s Forum program, along with two people who stepped up to take her Plastic Trash Challenge. We’re big fans of Beth for showing what is possible, and inspiring others to make changes with her. Her book, Plastic Free: How … Read more »

Who Should Pay for the Disposal of Batteries?

Who Should Pay for the Disposal of Batteries?

More than 500 million batteries are sold each year in California. Those battery sales mean big profits for battery manufacturers and big disposal costs to taxpayers and consumers. California taxpayers pay tens of millions of dollars each year to dispose of batteries, which are hazardous waste. In Europe and Canada, battery manufacturers are obligated to… Read more »