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CalTrans Repaves a Highway with Melted Recycled Bottles
Think of it as where the root beer meets the road. Or maybe life in the Fanta lane?In an experiment they hope will one day make California’s roads more durable and put a dent in the state’s growing plastic pollution problem, road crews working with Caltrans are repaving a section of highway in Northern California using recycled asphalt held together with thousands of melted plastic bottles.The project — across three lanes of Highway 162 just east of Oroville in Butte County — represents the first time a state highway in California has been repaved using 100% recycled materials.Aug 04, 2020 12:18 PM Read More
CalRecycle Offers Help to Farms & Orchards dealing with Illegal Dumping
Help for farms and orchards dealing with illegal dumping "Alternaria, botrytis, septoria—most blight has a natural cause and a known method for treatment and prevention. But what can growers do when blight is manmade?Agricultural land has long been vulnerable to illegal dumping. Many farms and orchards are at once easy to access from the roadway and isolated enough that trespassers are unlikely to spotted.Jul 28, 2020 10:31 AM Read More
MendoRecycle (MSWMA) Regular Board Meeting 06/18/20
To watch MSWMA's latest Board Meeting, click on the link below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyYuPo-2MGQJul 24, 2020 09:55 AM Read More
FDA Warns Consumers of Methanol-Containing Hand Sanitizers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Takes Action to Warn, Protect Consumers from Dangerous Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers Containing Methanol "As part of continued action to protect the American public, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and health care professionals about hand sanitizer products containing methanol, or wood alcohol — a substance often used to create fuel and antifreeze that is not an acceptable active ingredient for hand sanitizer products and can be toxic when absorbed through the skin as well as life-threatening when ingested.Jul 24, 2020 08:53 AM Read More