Reduce Reuse Recycle

Eco-tip: Hard look at mattress recycling bounces back with ample benefits

February 18, 2023 VC Star Does anyone ever question the basic assumptions of recycling? How do we know energy consumption and pollution created during collection, transportation and recycling of some items does not exceed the environmental benefit of making a new product from recycled material? On Feb. 7, the Mattress Recycling Council presented a detailed…

ms-recycle-symbol

Eco-tip: From stoves to trash trucks: Regulations, not confiscations

January 21, 2023 Yahoo! Written By David Goldstein Gas stoves have been entangled by a social media kerfuffle in recent weeks after a U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner’s comments prompted exaggerated responses that government agents would be coming for said stoves. Amid the drama, regulators have been described as technocratic authoritarians. But through examples in…

ms-recycle-symbol

Eco-tip: How and where to recycle your Christmas tree in Ventura County

December 25, 2022 VC Star Even though Christmas tree recycling is an annual ritual, differing rules, dates and deadlines in various parts of Ventura County can make collection and drop-off confusing. Advertisements, flyers and online outreach from each city are seen by residents of other areas, but each resident needs to know their own city’s…

ms-recycle-symbol

Ventura County Businesses receive over $12m in State loans

December 9, 2022 Patch Moorpark State fund has over $20m remaining for recycling-based businesses, and more to be allocated next year Three Ventura County businesses were recently approved for 4%, fixed-rate loans totaling $12,739,000 through the Ventura County Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program. The RMDZ is a statewide program consisting of 40 zones, and…

Eco-tip: America Recycles Day Highlights Economic Benefits of Recycling

Tuesday is America Recycles Day, although three Ventura County businesses will take part the following week when receiving ceremonial checks from a low-interest loan program that promotes recycling activities. America Recycles Day, held on Nov. 15 each year, is coordinated by Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit supported mainly by major corporations and public agencies. Last year, the nonprofit helped promote nearly 3,000 related…

County of Ventura Public Works

Eco-tip: Flushable wipes? Not really. A state law clarifies labeling

November 5, 2022 Three positive environmental changes emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Two relate to cutting fuel consumption and air pollution associated with driving: More people work from home and more meetings are held virtually. A third change may not be as apparent, but it affects anyone whose wastewater involves a sewer system. The change…

Reduce Reuse Recycle

America Recycles Day highlights economic benefits of recycling

November 17, 2022 “Dance like no one is watching,” wrote Susanna Clark and Richard Leigh in 1987. Now, “Recycle like everyone is watching” is one of the slogans Keep America Beautiful uses to promote America Recycles Day, which was on Nov. 15. Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit organization supported mainly by major corporations and public…