recycling http://kalw.org en One man’s trash is another's recycling http://kalw.org/post/one-man-s-trash-anothers-recycling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Californians are pretty good about thinking twice before throwing things away—we divert more than </span><a href="http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/GoalMeasure/DisposalRate/Graphs/EstDiversion.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">60 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of our waste away from landfills. But what about that remaining 40 percent?</span></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:10:12 +0000 Judy Silber 35132 at http://kalw.org One man’s trash is another's recycling How much garbage does it take to treat a patient? http://kalw.org/post/how-much-garbage-does-it-take-treat-patient <p>One thing you probably don&rsquo;t think of when you think of hospitals is garbage. And yet, these huge institutions generate tons of garbage that goes straight into our landfills. According to this week&rsquo;s <em>East Bay Express</em> <a href="http://www.eastbayexpress.com/ebx/how-much-garbage-does-it-take-to-treat-a-patient/Content?oid=3311872">cover story</a>, on average it takes 33 pounds of garbage to treat each patient.&nbsp; Reporter Kathleen Richards says the medical industry is one of the leading producers of waste, but has been slow to recycle. Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:06:22 +0000 Holly Kernan 15217 at http://kalw.org How much garbage does it take to treat a patient? Why voters might trash Prop A http://kalw.org/post/why-voters-might-trash-prop <p>On June 5th, San Franciscans will be voting on many things, one of which has to do with their trash.</p><p>Since the 1930s, the company Recology has been taking care of The City&rsquo;s trash and recycling, with no competition. This year, proponents of Proposition A want to change that by opening up the city&#39;s trash collection and processing services to a competitive bidding process. Other companies &ndash; even out of state ones &ndash; would have the chance to bid for the job.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 21:39:21 +0000 Hana Baba 11465 at http://kalw.org Why voters might trash Prop A The cost of recycling scavengers http://kalw.org/post/cost-recycling-scavengers <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.15271199361929622" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">San Francisco is considered a national leader in pro-environmental policy, advocacy, and education. And while the City is a pioneer in recycling it may be getting tougher on street recyclers who scavenge from blue bins throughout the city.</span></p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:34:53 +0000 Chris Hoff & Zoe Corneli & Nasreen Atassi 8322 at http://kalw.org The cost of recycling scavengers Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, March 26, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-monday-march-26-2012 <p>San Francisco&#39;s District 5 Supervisor,&nbsp;Christina Olague, has requested a hearing to examine <a href="http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/2012/03/recycling-theft-be-studied-supervisors#ixzz1qEeCDCGG">neighborhood recycling scavenging</a>.&nbsp;Since 2010 Recology and the city have looked into how to stop the activity, which costs up to $5 million in revenue annually.&nbsp;The hearing should take place in April before the board&rsquo;s City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee...</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:00:55 +0000 Irene Florez 8085 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, March 26, 2012