Shop Sustainably, Bulk & Refill Shops in the East Bay

Shop Sustainably, Bulk & Refill Shops in the East Bay
As we celebrate Earth Day this month, we also want to highlight and reintroduce sustainable practices. Since the start of the pandemic, disposables have made their way into our lives through increased online shopping, the inability to use reusables in grocery stores, and from personal protective equipment purchases. Now, a year into the pandemic, there… Read more »

Cardboard Collection Conundrum? Practice Proper Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling

Cardboard Collection Conundrum? Practice Proper Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling
If you are like many of us, at home during this pandemic, you have increased your online purchasing, and some of those purchases come packaged in cardboard. Last summer, Ecology Center and the City of Berkeley stopped the collection of extra cardboard due to concerns over the potential for spread of Covid-19.   In October 2020,… Read more »

#5 Facts You May Not Have Known About Recycling

#5 Facts You May Not Have Known About Recycling
Happy Global Recycling Day (3/18)! The Ecology Center was founded in 1969 by community members and grassroots activists to provide curbside recycling services to the residents of Berkeley to help divert waste from landfills. As one of the first successful curbside recycling programs in the country, the Ecology Center has helped inspire the creation and… Read more »