Plastic’s Influence On Our Air

Plastic's Influence On Our Air
When we hear about plastic pollution, many of us might picture wildlife suffocating on our single-use plastic straws and the six-pack rings we “dispose” of. For others, they might picture the single-use water bottles that collect on our neighborhood sidewalks. These images depict the immense destruction and pollution of our environment. It is important to… Read more »

Refill, Refuse, & Reuse at FillGood! Tips from Low-Waste Living Expert

Refill, Refuse, & Reuse at FillGood! Tips from Low-Waste Living Expert
It is no secret that ethical shopping starts with taking care of the planet, which means going plastic-free. As companies begin to rethink how they package their products to reduce plastic consumption, they can look to refill shops for inspiration. Refill shops use a business model where customers return and refill plastic-free containers with various… Read more »

Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling 5 Myths about Reusables During the Times of COVID-19

Myths vs. Facts: Dispelling 5 Myths about Reusables During the Times of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to run its course, human and environmental health are at risk. An alarming resurgence of single-use plastics threatens our climate and hard-won progress towards reducing our reliance on single-use plastic disposables. In recent years, we have celebrated enormous wins, including homegrown campaigns across the nation focused on the fight against… Read more »

Ecology Center in the Making

Ecology Center in the Making
A Brief Retrospect by Ecology Center Executive Director Martin Bourque Historic Change HappensEcology Center was born at a turning point in our nation, with Berkeley, California, as one of the epicenters for a social revolution. It was 1969, and the social fabric was being pulled in all directions—it was coming undone. The anti-war movement, the… Read more »

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!

Reusables Become a Reality—A Reusable Cup Service Pilot Update!
by Denaya Shorter, Community Engagement Program Director Almost five months into Berkeley’s first Reusable Cup service pilot, and the program has already received over 1300 sign-ups! With eleven participating locations on the UC Berkeley campus and in the Telegraph Avenue area in South Berkeley, the Ecology Center and Vessel partnership program, launched in September 2019,… Read more »