Recycling

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Recycling centers continue to struggle, driving California recycling rates down

Published: 
Wed, 06/21/2017 (All day)

In a state that prides itself as a global leader in protecting the environment, recycling rates for beverage containers have dropped to their lowest point in almost a decade amid the continued closing of centers that pay for bottles and cans and the fallout from changes to California’s recycling program.

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L.A. councilman to propose measure to slash greenhouse gas emissions

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:46pm
Category: 
Energy

A Los Angeles city councilman wants the city to set a new "life and death" goal for slashing greenhouse gas emissions, warning of dire consequences if government and business leaders drag their feet.

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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:35pm
Category: 
Waste

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

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For Ideas on How to Live Greener, Think Mobile

Published: 
Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:10am
Category: 
None

SMARTPHONES and tablets may not seem to be designed with the environment in mind, being made of complex layers of plastics, metals and electronics, with chemical batteries. But apps may help you adopt environmentally sensible habits in your daily life.

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New redemption law puts squeeze on bottle and can recyclers

Published: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 9:02pm
Category: 
Waste

Francisco Morataya drives a vanload of empty bottles and cans to Victar Recycling Center in Echo Park every week or so to supplement his wages as an office janitor.