Here’s a grisly story that you won’t see many Mother Earth-loving environmentalists talking about: the guy who emceed the first Earth Day ceremonies murdered his wife and then composted her remains. Always thinking environment . . . . Read More
A city official who helped craft San Francisco’s composting and recycling programs was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by a recycling-industry association.
San Francisco Zero Waste Manager Jack Macy was named Recycler of the Year at the recent annual convention of the nonprofit California Resource Recovery Association. Read More
The regional sales manager for Recology will speak at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today as part of a monthly public policy forum. The discussion will address The City’s new universal recycling and composting ordinance and resources that are available to help comply. Also among speakers is Jack Macy, commercial zero waste coordinator for the Department of the Environment. Read More
Another Mayor Gavin Newsom appointment is off to greener pastures.
Jared Blumenfeld, who served as director of The City’s Department of the Environment and interim head of Recreation and Park Department, will take on the job of administrator for Region 9 of the Environmental Protection Agency, which includes Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. Read More
San Carlos resident Pat Potter couldn’t stand the thought of throwing her watermelon rinds and coffee grains into the trash.
“We recycle our bottles and cans, why can’t we compost our food?” said Potter, a member of the San Carlos Green community group. “There are so many things that can have another life rather than just be buried.” Read More
The money and work of environmentally minded Peninsula residents have been partially wasted after Allied Waste garbage trucks were found to have dumped tons of recyclable material into a landfill, authorities said recently. Read More