It’s Official! CA SB 54—California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act—is California Law

It's Official! CA SB 54—California’s Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act—is California Law
Yesterday SB 54 was signed into law establishing one of the world’s largest Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs. The law has a special focus on reducing plastic waste and its harm to communities and the environment. This bill is also among the most far-reaching in its control over the plastic packaging industry. “As the nation’s… Read more »

To Shop with the Planet In Mind, You Need to Buy From a Store that Sources that Way Too

To Shop with the Planet In Mind, You Need to Buy From a Store that Sources that Way Too
We are becoming increasingly aware that plastic never goes away. In fact, the U.S. is ranked #1 in plastic waste generation globally.¹ Did you know that plastics poison our food chain, threaten wildlife, and affect human health? As the facts pile up, we all need to be avoiding non-recyclable materials such as items wrapped in… Read more »

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 »