Recycle Unwanted Clothing and Textiles in San Francisco

What do tote bags, oven mitts, chair cushions, carpet padding, and rugs have in common? They can all be made from recycled clothes and other textiles. Many cities, including San Francisco, are making new efforts to collect old clothes and other textiles for recycling. Wearable items, recycled though a textile collection program, can be worn… More Recycle Unwanted Clothing and Textiles in San Francisco

A renewable resource coming from City of Vacaville

There are many ways to create renewable energy, from the ocean, to the wind, to the sun. On the other hand, there are very few ways to make topsoil, and it takes millions of years to do it at Mother Nature’s pace.  That’s why the trend that began in Florida to overturn the ban on organics from landfills is especially troubling. You… More A renewable resource coming from City of Vacaville

Communities partner to make sustainable organics recycling possible

An article in the December issue of MSW Management titled Rethinking Sustainable Organics included a quote from Henry Wallace, secretary of agriculture to President Franklin Roosevelt. The quote is: “[n]ature treats the earth unkindly. Man treats her harshly. He over plows the cropland, overgrazes the pastureland, and overcuts the timberland. He destroys millions of acres completely.… More Communities partner to make sustainable organics recycling possible

Rent a living Xmas tree or recycle one

The word on the street last week was that a non-profit in San Francisco was renting Christmas trees to city residents for free to encourage the planting of trees and reduction of waste. We couldn’t find it, but other San Francisco-based organizations, including Friends of the Urban Forest and the SF Department of the Enviroment, are offering all… More Rent a living Xmas tree or recycle one