Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
Recycling Industry Reeling From Tough New China StandardsA warning for consumers: if you're not careful, what you toss in the recycling bin could end up in a landfill instead.
5 Indicted in Alleged $80 Million California Recycling FraudThe owner and four employees of Recycling Services Alliance Corporation are charged with swindling the state's beverage container recycling program out of $80.3 million over several years.
Holiday Packages Are Causing An Environmental And Recycling NightmareOnline purchases are generating mountains of cardboard this holiday season and it's overwhelming recycling centers in the Bay Area and abroad.
Santa Cruz Surfer Makes Board Using 10,000 Cigarette Butts A Santa Cruz surfer has won a recycled surfboard contest with an entry covered with 10,000 cigarette butts.
San Francisco Shrinks Black Waste Bins, Adds Plastic Bags To Blue Bin Recycling ProgramNew waste and recycling bins and signage explaining the changes have been rolled out in the Sunset District and will spread to the rest of the city over the next two years.
San Jose Veteran Serves His Neighbors In RetirementHe's a good friend to hundreds of senior citizens in South San Jose, helping them get rid of what's too toxic to trash.
Online Shopping Creating Overload Of Recyclables For San FranciscoThe online shopping boom is creating mountains of cardboard and plastic piling up at Bay Area recycling centers and could lead to a higher recycling rates for San Francisco residents.
State Agency Critical Of Carpet Industry's Failed Recycling ProgramOnce hailed as an important step in making the carpet industry greener, a landmark 2010 California law intended to encourage recycling isn't achieving its goals.
26 Workers Sickened At San Francisco Recycling Plant Two workers were hospitalized and 22 others were treated for a variety of illnesses including itchy eyes, shortness of breath and nausea Friday at a hazardous material incident at a large recycling facility on the San Francisco waterfront.
Over 20 Percent Of California's Recycling Centers Shut DownMore than a fifth of California’s recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans.
Firefighters Quickly Tame San Jose Recycling Plant FireA large trash pile ignited into flames early Monday at a San Jose recycling plant, but was brought under control before it could cause any major damage.
Scavengers May Be Only People Profiting In Current Recycling MarketIn the dead of night, five nights a week, a man we'll call "Daniel" goes to work at a San Francisco Dumpster.
Weight Of Cheap Commodities Crushing North Bay Recycling CompanyFor 60 years, Joe Garbarino has been moving Marin’s trash, and for many of those years he could do it at a healthy profit. Not any more.
Postal Service Cuts Landfill Waste By 70 Percent In San FranciscoThe U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco is being recognized for its efforts to go green after cutting the amount of waste it sends to landfills by as much as 70 percent over just two years.