Plastics Part 7: Polystyrene, expanded polystyrene… you know, your foam cup

Guest blogger, Jessica Connolly of Recology San Mateo County explores plastics and her relationship to them in this series. Polystyrene (PS) is traditionally known by its more widespread name: Styrofoam. PS can be made into a variety of forms such as expanded PS, which is most prevalent, extruded PS, and foam PS, both of which… More Plastics Part 7: Polystyrene, expanded polystyrene… you know, your foam cup

Cupertino’s Environmental Recycling Day and Shredding Event

The City of Cupertino and Recology South Bay have teamed up to bring you an Environmental Recycling Day and Shredding Event on January 21st! Location: Parking Lot A of De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd in Cupertino Cupertino residents can shred their documents, drop off their yard clippings for composting and recycle e-waste such… More Cupertino’s Environmental Recycling Day and Shredding Event

Meet us at the coast

You may have heard about the “Law of Mother Earth’s Rights,” which was added to Bolivia’s constitution this year. It gives nature, all types of ecosystems included, the same rights as people. Not only is it controversial for the economic and cultural consequences of how it may be interpreted, but also because it hastens us… More Meet us at the coast

The biodegradable bandwagon

Marketers, in their zeal to “green” their products, are calling everything they can “biodegradable.” There was an article in September’s paper about making plastics “green.” Everyone’s trying it–softdrink manufacturers, plastic bag manufacturers and even pen manufacturers. With the array of products being marketed as “green” alternatives to plastic ranging from “new carbon” inputs to biodegradable (although not necessarily… More The biodegradable bandwagon

Recology Wins California Product Stewardship Council’s Partner of the Year

Last week the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC) awarded Recology their Partner of the Year Award at their annual meeting at the California Resource Recovery Association’s Conference. CPSC recognized Recology for its belief in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), contributions to EPR educational outreach and participation in local, regional and statewide efforts to expand the implementation… More Recology Wins California Product Stewardship Council’s Partner of the Year