Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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 Green Zone South Pasadena was recently recognized as the nation’s first AGZA™ Green Zone City, for being first city in the country to maintain all municipal parks and medians with one hundred percent gas and emissions free equipment.
 Green Cities Badge South Pasadena was recently recognized as a top green city in the United States, for the efforts taken to ban plastic bags.

 

This year, make some resolutions to practice a more sustainable lifestyle.  For a list of ideas, click here.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle SP's EDED Logo

Reduce - by buying carefully and wasting less
Reuse - by not using disposal items
Recycle - by making sure your paper, cans and bottles end up in the right place
Also you can:
Rethink - by thinking about what you're buying and if it's good for the environment
Rot - by taking your yard trimmings and fruit & vegetable scraps and composting them

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Directory
Do you have items that are recyclable but not sure what to do with them? Several stores in town accept items that can be reused or recycled - Check out the City's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Directory to find out where.  Thanks for doing your part in helping the environment.

Every Day Earth Day
While Earth Day is April 22nd, make Every Day Earth Day by walking a little lighter on our planet.  The City's Every Day Earth Day tips provides a list of easy to implement ideas.

Waste Reduction Tips 
There are many ways you can stop waste before it starts.  Check out the City's handy Waste Reduction Tips to find ways to $ave!

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California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law - Assembly Bill 32 and Assembly Bill 341
According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. Recycling more will directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) emissions in multiple phases of product production; including extraction of raw materials, preprocessing and manufacturing. A co-benefit of increased recycling is avoided methane emissions at landfills from the decomposition of organic materials. Use of composted organic materials also provides environmental benefits such as carbon storage in soils and reduced use of fertilizers, pesticides, and water.

Mandatory Commercial Recycling was one of the measures adopted in the Assembly Bill 32 (AB32) Scoping Plan by the Air Resources Board pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act. AB341 also supports Mandatory Commercial Recycling, as well as sets a statewide goal for 75% disposal reduction by the year 2020.  For more information, visit Cal Recycle

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