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Recycling in South Pasadena

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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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