"California's Recycling Challenge"

In partnership with the California Product Stewardship Council and the National Stewardship Action Council, CFEE has developed "California's Recycling Challenge," a program that consists of policy research tours and virtual conversations to explore best practices in materials management and recycling. By visiting cutting edge facilities and studying innovative policies, program participants -- which include key state policymakers and CFEE Board members -- consider how California can swiftly move to augment its policies and infrastructure for managing the waste streams for 40 million Californians.

With countries like China, Indonesia, and others closing their recyclables import markets, California can no longer rely on disposing of its waste streams out-of-state and out-of-mind. More than ever, California is challenged to reduce waste at the source and recycle it in-state by establishing new rules and infrastructure to quickly enable a statewide system in which producers get involved to do their fair share in cleanly and efficiently processing their products. "California's Recycling Challenge" puts participants​ in direct contact with leaders from other states and countries to share lessons learned and explore how California can embrace and lead the circular economy.


Research Tour to Vancouver, British Columbia and Toronto, Ontario  Summer 2021

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Research Tour to Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington (Fall 2020)

Virtual Seminar (July 28, 2020)

Research Tour to Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington (Summer 2019)

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