California Blog Posts

ReThink Disposable: “Unpackaging Alameda” Demonstration Project Launches!

August 25, 2017

Our $400,000 Ocean Protection Council-funded project has officially launched on the island of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area.

People Are Going Wild About Reducing Plastic Pollution

August 2, 2017

Catch up on the Plastic Free July news from Berkeley...

TCP: We Did It!

July 19, 2017

Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to create a new legal limit on 1,2,3-Trichloroproane (TCP), a man-made, carcinogenic drinking water contaminant found across California. 

More Foam Bans In California: Milpitas Adopts First Reading Of Expanded Polystyrene Foodware Ordinance

May 22, 2017

Excitingly, on May 16, 2017, Milpitas City Council in California held a public hearing and adopted the first reading of an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foodware ordinance necessary to restrict the pr

Dozens Take the ReThink Disposable Pledge at EcoFest

May 15, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, the Peralta Community College District hosted the 11thannual EcoFest Sustainability Festival at Laney College on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The festival feat

One Hour, 2,600 Pieces of Trash

April 10, 2017

Five ReThink Disposable staff and 45 students recovered a surprising amount of trash on a litter cleanup and characterization at Laney College in Oakland recently: