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Waste

File photo of the forme NAS Moffett Field and some of the areas contained in the Mountain View Superfund cleanup site. (NASA Ames)

Silicon Valley Toxic Waste Cleanup Creating More Environmental Hazards

Toxic waste clean-up in Silicon Valley is creating additional environmental hazards in other parts of the U.S., according to a new report.

03/18/2014

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

‘Zero Waste’ North Bay Family Generates Only Small Jar Of Trash Each Year

A lot of us try to recycle and reduce our waste, but there is one North Bay family that has us all beat – tossing out only a quart of garbage each year.

10/10/2013

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Central California Waste Dump Fined $300K Over 72 Unreported Spills

State toxic substances regulators have fined a large hazardous waste dump in Central California more than $300,000 for failing to report 72 small spills over a four-year period.

03/27/2013

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

San Francisco Reports 80 Percent Waste Diversion Rate

The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced Friday.

10/05/2012

Treasure Island as seen from Yerba Buena (Wikipedia)

Report Suggests More Widespread Radiation Contamination On SF’s Treasure Island

A recently-obtained survey by the United States Navy indicates that radioactive contamination on San Francisco’s Treasure Island may be more widespread than previously thought, creating a potential snag for redevelopment plans.

08/17/2012

powerlines

California Energy Commission Adopts New Battery Charger Standards

The California Energy Commission is adopting new efficiency rules for cell phone and other types of electronics chargers.

01/14/2012

Phone book, yellow pages

Berkeley Seeking Opt-Out Ordinance For Yellow Pages Delivery

Berkeley has moved another step closer to adopting a Yellow Pages program that would make it easy for locals to decline delivery. The goal is to eliminate the estimated 50,000 Berkeley phone books that go from the front porch, straight into the recycling bin.

09/21/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Reducing Household Waste

The average person produces about 4.5 pounds of waste in Calif. But in Mill Valley, the Johnson family only produces about two hands fulls of waste every six months.

KPIX 5–02/21/2011

SF Leaders Want to Ban Plastic Water Bottles at City Events

Sales of bottled water could soon be a thing of the past in San Francisco-sponsored events, if some city officials have their way. A statement from the city outlined the specifics of the water bottle […]

07/13/2010