Recycling

Used plastic bottles for recycling.
Mike Colgan
February 26, 2020 - 11:58 am
Most plastic can’t be recycled, because of food, garbage or other waste still on the container. However, some San Jose city councilmembers are now lobbying to build a plant that can handle those dirty plastics.
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Oakland Zoo Replaces Plastic Food Containers
Matt Bigler / KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
February 13, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The Oakland Zoo said it will get rid of all single-use plastic containers and replace them with aluminum products.
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President Donald Trump's budget request for fiscal year 2021 arrives at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP News
February 10, 2020 - 9:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to promise a balanced budget in 15 years — all while leaving Social Security and Medicare benefits...
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This combination of photos released by w.r.yuma shows Belgian designer Sebastiaan de Neubourg, left, and a collection of frames made from recycled materials. De Neubourg uses recycled plastic bottles, car dashboards and refrigerators for sunglasses for his brand, w.r.yuma. (Christophe Morre/w.r.yuma via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 5:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing number of buyers. While more consumers are paying closer attention to how the production of goods impacts the environment, old...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 photo, a Blue Bottle Coffee paper to-go cup rests on a table outside one of their cafes in San Francisco. The Oakland-based chain says it's getting rid of disposable cups at two locations next year, as part of a pledge to go “zero-waste” at its 70 U.S. locations by the end of 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
AP News
December 23, 2019 - 10:14 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new cafe culture is brewing in the San Francisco area, where a growing number of coffee houses are banishing paper to-go cups and replacing them with everything from glass jars to rental mugs and BYO cup policies. What started as a small trend among neighborhood cafes to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, crushed plastic bottles sit in a bale following sorting at the Mid-America Recycling plant, in Lincoln, Neb. Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing $100 million to improve U.S. bottle recycling and processing. (Francis Gardler/The Journal-Star via AP, File)
October 29, 2019 - 6:07 am
Every year, an estimated 100 billion plastic bottles are produced in the U.S., the bulk of which come from three of America's biggest beverage companies: Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Keurig Dr. Pepper. The problem? Only one-third of those bottles get recycled; the rest end up in the trash. That bleak trend...
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4/12/2006 - File photo dated 12/4/2006 of plastic at a recycling bay at BIFFA recycling plant in Beaumont Leys in Leicestershire. Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years as she unveils the Government
Recycling Plant (Photo credit: PA Images/Sipa USA)
August 05, 2019 - 4:46 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — California's largest operator of recycling redemption centers has shut down and laid off 750 employees. The Mercury News reports Monday that the company RePlanet has closed all 284 of its centers. RePlanet's president David Lawrence says the company stopped operating because...
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This Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, photo provided by Recology, shows nearly $23,000 in cash discarded at a recycling bin in a shoebox, which was recovered by a worker at the Samoa Resource Recovery Center operated by Recology in Samoa, Calif. A man who accidentally tossed the money into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday, Aug. 3 after a worker at the recycling facility in Northern California spotted it. Linda Wise, the facility's general manager, told the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat most of the recyclables from the truck had been sorted by the time the man contacted Recology. Someone spotted the box down the sorting line Friday and recovered all but $320. The money somehow stayed in the shoebox during the 200-mile trip to the facility. (Brian Sollom/Recology via AP)
August 04, 2019 - 4:54 pm
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — A man who accidentally tossed $23,000 into the recycling bin reunited with his life savings Saturday after a worker at a recycling facility in Northern California spotted a shoebox stuffed with money. When the man from Ashland, Oregon, realized his mistake on Thursday, the...
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Tourist information hostess Elisa Bulzomi, right, explains to a passenger how to insert a plastic bottle into an automatic recycling bin outside a subway station in Rome, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Rome unveiled Tuesday three test machines around metro stations where passengers can drop plastic water bottles, receiving five cents apiece, which goes to the passenger’s account in partner apps to be redeemed for public transportation tickets. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
July 24, 2019 - 9:01 am
ROME (AP) — Travelers in Rome have a new way to earn cash towards public transportation tickets: recycling plastic bottles. The city of Rome unveiled three test machines Tuesday around metro stations where passengers can drop plastic water bottles, receiving five cents apiece through a scan on...
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A barista (R) at Sightglass Coffee makes a coffee drink for a customer on August 26, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
July 22, 2019 - 7:24 am
Coffee drinkers may soon have to pay extra for a disposable cup in San Francisco.
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