In May 2013, my team of recyclers and soccer players (the Anaheim Impact Girls U13) collected our grand prize for our 2012 Recycle. Goal. program victory – a soccer skills clinic from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Read more »
For many, the kitchen is considered the recycling center of the home. But, plastics are widely used throughout the house, which means people may overlook the recyclable packaging found in the bathroom. Read more »
Here’s a Hint: There’s a Good Chance You Can Recycle them in Your Area
This week, there’s much good news to report on the recycling of rigid plastics, a category that includes cups, tubs and containers as well as larger items like toys and laundry baskets. According to new data, recycling of rigid plastics (excluding bottles) climbed 13 percent in 2011 to reach at least 934 million pounds for the year, and U.S. consumers who can recycle locally all non-bottle rigid plastics shot from 40 percent to 57 percent between 2011 and 2012. Read more »
It’s always encouraging to see that Americans are recycling more of the materials they use every day, so we were pleased to see that plastic film recycling — the category of plastic recycling that includes plastic bags, product wraps and commercial shrink film — has grown so dramatically in just six years. Read more »
I learned about Read, Write, Recycle! at an open house held at our state Capitol earlier this summer. I knew based on the successful recycling of 11,014.20 pounds of material, including 2,220 pounds of plastic alone in just three schools in the San Gabriel Valley, it was an opportunity I wanted to bring to Sacramento area schools. I truly believe teaching our youth about recycling will help us all protect our environment for years to come. That’s why I’m proud to announce the new Sacramento Read, Write, Recycle! challenge.