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The California state legislature passed two bills that offer solutions to some of the leading causes of wasted food.

State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos shared that September 1, 2017, marked the 25th anniversary of New York’s statewide adoption of local recycling laws. Since 1992, local source separation programs have captured and diverted more than 320 million tons of recyclable materials from disposal resulting in an estimated net emission reduction of 1 billion metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 211 million cars off the road for one year.

The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) announced its position on China’s proposed ban on recyclables.

Doosan Bobcat is donating over $325,000 worth of Bobcat® equipment and Doosan Portable Power light towers and generators to assist with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts. The company is also providing financial assistance to affected Doosan Bobcat North America dealership employees and their families, and Doosan Bobcat North America employees will direct annual charitable drives toward assisting those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Washington, D.C., Chattanooga, Tennessee and Louisville, Kentucky are part of a growing number of cities recycling food service packaging at the curb.

PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.