Mark Murray

California's Recycling Rate Drops Following Closures of More Than 500 Recycling Centers

Beverage container recycling rates in California have fallen below 80 percent for the first time since 2008, according to new data released last week by CalRecycle, the state’s recycling agency. The reduced recycling rate means that two million additional containers are littered or landfilled every day, including more than one million plastic bottles. 

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In Huge Win for Oceans and Wildlife, California Phases Out Plastic Bags

Two weeks after Californians voted to enact a state law to ban plastic shopping bags--the first state in the nation to do so--stores across the state are proceeding with implementation.

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