Category Archives: Zero Waste

‘Eco Hero’ Volunteers Wanted for City’s Arbor Earth Day Event

Are you, or someone you know, interested in serving your community while earning volunteer service hours? Are you eco-minded and enjoy the outdoors? Then this is a great opportunity for you! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for ‘Eco-Heroes’ to assist at it’s annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 8th, 2017. This free environmental event will be held

America Recycles Day – November 15th

Have you heard of America Recycles Day? Since 1997, people across the country have come together every November 15th to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and buy recycled products. Established by the National Recycling Coalition and managed by the non-profit Keep America Beautiful, the purpose of America Recycles Day is to promote

Students,Take Action for “Zero Waste Week”!

    By Fallon Rabin   Get your school involved and participate in the Students for Zero Waste Week campaign! Zero Waste Week is a school-driven, week-long campaign to reduce land-based waste on school campuses and the community with the intention of moving towards zero waste. Attention is focused on reducing single-use plastic items and reducing your

City of Thousand Oaks seeks ‘Eco Heroes’ for Arbor Earth Day Event

Are you, or someone you know, interested in serving your community while earning volunteer service hours? Are you eco-minded and enjoy the outdoors? Then this is a great opportunity for you! The City of Thousand Oaks is looking for ‘Eco-Heroes’ to assist at it’s annual Arbor Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. This year, the free environmental event will

CRV Glass Recycling: How it’s Done

Welcome back and thank you for joining us for the third and final installment of the “How it’s Done” series! In case you missed it, earlier this week we explored how aluminum cans are recycled, and then we explored the recycling process for plastic bottles. Today, we’re going to find out how glass is recycled!

CRV Plastic Recycling: How it’s Done

Now that we know how aluminum cans are processed for recycling, let’s explore how plastic bottles are recycled! Just like aluminum cans, the recycling process starts with you and me, the consumers!  The bottles are then either picked up curbside by your waste hauler, such as Waste Management or EJ Harrison or transported personally to

CRV Aluminum Recycling: How it’s Done

Each one of us plays a very important role in the recycling process. By tossing our cans and bottles into a recycling bin, we launch the beginning of a very important process that converts our water bottles into soda bottles, or the can that I’m drinking from today, into the can that you’ll be drinking

Happy Earth Day!

Tomorrow is the 45th annual Earth Day Celebration! Earth Day is an event observed every April 22nd, where people around the globe engage in various activities and celebrations in honor of our planet, pledging to do something to help protect the environment and enhance the community. Originally, Earth Day was inspired by a devastating oil