Go Zero Waste with Recology for Earth Day! As part of our continued work to move the communities we serve closer to sending nothing to the landfill, Recology would like to invite people around the world to join us in going zero waste for Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd. What does zero waste on… More Zero Waste for Earth Day
It is safe to say that the work we’ve been doing to create alternatives to landfill disposal has forced a change in the traditional waste industry. And it’s an industry that badly needs to change. One way that we’ve done this is to show people where their garbage goes, and what’s in it. We often… More The pit that you don’t see
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
There was an article posted last week on tinygreenbubble.com about the semantics in the world of resource recovery. Jocelyn Saurini wrote “don’t think that I’m one of those girls on a bandwagon about how San Francisco does everything right. Believe me, I am not that girl. However, the city has nailed one thing fabulously: They’ve… More A direct portal to a landfill
Don’t Let Your Bottom Line Go To Waste – WASTE ZERO Recology Sunset Scavenger and Recology Golden Gate, in partnership with the San Francisco Department of the Environment, invite you to attend a lively discussion centered around reducing waste at your business. By maximizing recycling, composting, and reuse options, you can help reduce your impact… More Learn how to WASTE ZERO at the Free Small Business Week Workshop
Did you know the United States consumes 30 billion plastic bags every year, requiring 12 million barrels of oil? To make matters worse – less than 1% of all plastic bags get recycled! It takes 1,000 years for a plastic bag to decompose in a landfill, and those that don’t make it to a landfill… More What Does Your Bag Say About You?
We all know that there’s a great, cruical step after purchasing a product, and that is reusing it. It definitely beats just tossing another thing into the landfill. For the sake of clarification the definition of reuse is to lengthen the life of a product and recycle is to reprocess an item into a new material for use… More Reuse, the Forgotten R