Department of the Environment

Legislation that would ban the sale of polystyrene foams — commonly known as Styrofoam — and related products in San Francisco has gained considerable support, including that of the Small Business Commission and the Commission on the Environment. (Cindy Chew/S.F. Examiner file photo)

SF’s proposed Styrofoam ban picks up support amid industry opposition

San Francisco’s proposed Styrofoam ban is picking up support from key city…

 

Keith Srakocic/APBoard of Supervisors President London Breed has introduced legislation that would require drug-manufacturing companies whose products are sold in San Francisco to operate a drug take-back program.

San Francisco may require drug companies to dispose of unwanted drugs

Some city leaders are calling on drug companies to start disposing of…

 

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerOrs Csaszar

With recycling centers dwindling in SF, one operator plans to bring the people to his business

As San Francisco evicts recycling centers and blocks new ones from opening,…

 

mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoA city program requires pretax transit subsidies for employees of large businesses.

SF commuter-benefit program offenders can expect crackdown

Thousands of large businesses in San Francisco are about to find out…

mike koozmin/2011 s.f. examiner file photoA city program requires pretax transit subsidies for employees of large businesses.
Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is reaching out to eateries to ensure they use environmentally friendly bags and charge 10-cent fees for them.

Final component of San Francisco's bag ban to take effect October 1

San Francisco restaurants will soon have to use more environmentally friendly bags…

Mike Koozmin/2011 S.F. Examiner file photoThe City is reaching out to eateries to ensure they use environmentally friendly bags and charge 10-cent fees for them.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office

San Francisco finds funding to extend drug-disposal program

San Francisco will continue to operate a medicine-disposal program for at least…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerUntapped: George Leeds fills his biofuel Mercedes at Dogpatch Biofuels

San Francisco Carbon Fund hasn’t lived up to its high-flying expectations

At its inception, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom hailed the SF Carbon Fund as…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerUntapped: George Leeds fills his biofuel Mercedes at Dogpatch Biofuels
Beth LaBerge/Special to The SF ExaminerA big deadline is looming in April for the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance

City working to educate commercial buildings on energy consumption through ordinance

San Francisco’s commercial buildings are beginning to reduce their energy consumption, leaving…

Beth LaBerge/Special to The SF ExaminerA big deadline is looming in April for the Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance