The holidays are over, and that means it’s time to get out of holiday mode. So after a month without Waste Biz posts, we’re getting back on track here. Looking forward to an exciting new year in the waste industry! As a former Las Vegas resident, my attitude towards the mammoth CES (Consumer Electronics Show) […]
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Shade balls have been all the rage as a potential California drought solution… except they won’t work. They will create lots of plastic waste, though.
The current California drought may be changing attitudes towards water reuse… even the recycling of sewage wastewater into drinking water.
A new plant in Tulare County, California, is in the poop power business: it turns ample dairy cow manure from the area into ethanol (and water for crops).
With California’s statewide plastic bag ban, millions of Americans are now prevented from using these wasteful, polluting convenience items.
A new Los Angeles-focused water waste app allows residents to be good citizens & report leaks and deluges that they come across.
More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailers.
Ever thought “I’d love to take public transportation to work… if the bus/train stop wasn’t so far away?” It’s an issue for many mass transit systems: buses and trains can provide transportation for the lion’s share of most of our regular trips… but the first and last miles (or whatever short distance applies) keeps many […]
By Leslie Berliant Originally published on June 17, 2009, at SolveClimate By the middle of next year, the nine campuses that make up the nation’s largest community college system plan to be completely energy self-sufficient. It’s a huge step, and it will begin saving money immediately. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) started down […]
Book Review: Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles, by Chip Jacobs and William J. Kelly
The tale of one American city’s epic struggle with smog may not strike you as the most interesting of reads. It sounds more like a government report than a page-turner. But when that city is Los Angeles, things become much more complicated…and, I might as well say it, sexy. In Smogtown: The Lung-Burning History of […]
The Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency enlisted 100 goats to clear a 2.5-acre downtown lot yesterday, saying that the goats are cheaper and better for the environment than humans with weed-wackers, the LA Times reports. The steep, weed-coated property temporarily turned to somewhat of a zoo, with downtown workers halting from their commute to gawk […]