California's Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) brings together the state's recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship.
Through landmark initiatives like the Integrated Waste Management Act and Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act, California works toward a society that uses less, recycles more, and takes resource conservation to higher and higher levels. Our state now leads the nation with a 65 percent recycling rate for all materials, and today recycling supports more than 140,000 green jobs in California.
CalRecycle's vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling and reuse goals in the nation. Through innovation and creativity, sound advancements in science and technology, and efficient programs that improve economic vitality and environmental sustainability, we build a stronger California.
Earth911 is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country.
Our Earth911 Recycling Directory is the most accurate and comprehensive directory of its kind and contains recycling information for over 300 materials. We have collected over 1 million ways to recycle that people can search for to find their nearest recycling options and resources. We also have the toll-free, bilingual 1-800 CLEANUP® environmental hotline and a free mobile application, iRecycle®.
They work with various corporate and industry partners to support the Earth911 Recycling Directory, which requires a significant investment to maintain and update on a daily basis. The information we provide through our directory, editorial, and resources maintain a strict neutrality policy and we take the distribution of fact-based, informational and actionable content very seriously.
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For many years asbestos has been used in a wide variety of ways, and we now know that it causes a severe type of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. It is important that we regulate and monitor how it’s used, disposed of, and even recycled. The government has regulated and limited the use of asbestos, but it has not been completely banned. Additionally, there are many older buildings with asbestos that need to be safely removed. Thanks to advances in research, recycling of asbestos may be a possibility.
Mesothelioma.net has an extensive list of articles and resources discussing the importance of recognizing and dealing with this harmful material. Recycling asbestos is a new found way of better controlling the substance and is undergoing further testing for better results. Make sure to check this information out and more!