Gather Your Old Batteries, Lightbulbs, Paint, And More! Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event, 10/11/15

Gather Your Old Batteries, Lightbulbs, Paint, And More! Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event, 10/11/15
Here’s an excellent opportunity to dispose of leftover pesticides, fertilizers (even the organic ones!), paints and other everyday household hazardous waste items. Community members often contact us to find out where to take these types of items – and the regular drop off location is inconvenient for some, so we want to make sure everyone… Read more »

Wasted: A Green Noir Mystery, 10/8/15

Wasted: A Green Noir Mystery, 10/8/15
Go back to the dark days of the “recycling wars” at this event with former Ecology Center board member, John Byrne Barry. He’ll be sharing his new novel, Wasted, featuring a murder in the “Recycle Berkeley” yard, Thursday, October 8th at the Ecology Center. While the book is fiction, we’ll pull out some real… Read more »

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling

From Here to China: Secrets of Plastic Recycling
We hosted a panel event as part of Plastic-Free July that asked: why do we send so much of our plastic waste to China for recycling? What actually happens to it once it’s there? Why don’t we handle our own plastic waste? With its “Green Fence” policy, China has become choosier about the plastic waste… Read more »

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More

From Earth Island Journal, Tempest in a Green Bin: Waste Less, Not Just Recycle More
Beyond the bin, there’s a huge, global system of waste, transportation, processing, and recycling. It’s a big business in part because we’re generating so much material. As many local cities work toward ambitious zero waste goals, the volume of recycling and compost will go up. But what rate payers and cities pay for those services… Read more »

Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15

Plastic-Free July Show & Tell, Solutions Share & Picnic, 8/1/15
Get together with Beth Terry and Ecology Center staff this Saturday at the Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market for a casual picnic for Plastic-Free July! Bring any disposable plastic items you collected during Plastic-Free July. What were the hardest items or categories to reduce your plastic consumption of? Share challenges and successes and help others reduce… Read more »