Recycling centers close amid plummeting prices

Reprinted from Orange County Register (7/19/2016) SACRAMENTO – More 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. More… Read More

Editorial: Make California bag ban permanent

From East Bay Times (7/20/2016) It's a shame that Californians are having to vote on two plastic bag ballot measures -- Propositions 65 and 67 -- that should have been tossed in the garbage long ago. Both represent the plastics industry's efforts to undo the state's first-in-the-nation plastic… Read More

San Diego Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Reprinted from the San Diego Union-Tribune (7/19/16) City is 150th municipality in California to eliminate single-use plastic bags in certain stores, food retailers The San Diego City Council on Tuesday voted 6-3 to ban single-use plastic bags at large grocery stores, pharmacies and corner markets… Read More

House Passes GMO Labeling Bill

The U.S. of Representatives on July 14, 2016, passed the Senate GMO compromise bill by a bipartisan vote of 306-117. This legislation will crate a national standard for labelling foods with ingredients derived though biotechnology. The bill will now be sent to the President to be signed into law, and… Read More

CGAEF Hosts Golf Classic

The CGA Educational Foundation moved its Southern California Golf Classic to the coast this year while raising money for its college scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs. The Newport Beach Country Club, home of the Toshiba Classic, a PGA Champions Tour stop, hosted this year's tournament… Read More

Voters will consider a new use for bag fees on November ballot

Reprinted from The Los Angeles Times California voters in November will not only decide whether to uphold the state’s plastic bag ban, but will also whether to redirect fees on paper and reusable bags to environmental projects. Secretary of State Alex Padilla on Wednesday announced that a… Read More

Band-aid for closing recycling centers passes California Assembly

Reprinted from the Sacramento Bee (6/27/2016) Recyclers and grocery stores would get a reprieve from the causes and fallout of a wave of recycling center closures – and policymakers could get prodded toward a larger deal – under a budget bill that passed the Assembly on Monday. Hundreds of facilities… Read More

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