A new video released by Recology follows the journey of food scraps from curbside green bins to compost facilities to local farms.
Landfills, the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, significantly contribute to the climate crisis. While the waste management industry traditionally relies heavily on landfills, an alternative approach that focuses on resource recovery—diverting material from landfills for recycling into new products or returning to the earth—is paramount in methane reduction. Reuters, Dec. 12, 2023.
The holiday season provides a visible surge in trash. For waste haulers and recycling plant managers, this tidal wave of rubbish brings its own peculiar risks and challenges. For environmentalists, this is Exhibit A for why Californians need to lead more sustainable lives and consume less. Los Angeles Times, Dec. 31, 2023.
Since 1990, over 100 professional artists and twenty student artists have completed residencies in San Francisco. The studio is located at Recology San Francisco, a 47-acre facility that is also home to a three-acre sculpture garden containing work by former artists-in-residence.
Learn more about resource recovery and landfill diversion at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC). At the ELC you can take a tour, host a field trip, check out recycled art pieces, and meet our staff.