Mandating green

The methodology for their development can be found at: Recycling Emission Reduction Factors and Composting Emission Reduction Factor.An important consideration in implementing commercial recycling is the cost of such programs.That’s not surprising, because by the time a student graduates high school, he or she will have spent more than 15,000 hours in school, second only to the time they spend at home.A child’s time in school is also a time of critical physical growth and development.

Studies have shown that student success can be directly affected by the school environment.

According to 2008 Statewide Waste Characterization data, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California.

Furthermore, much of the commercial sector waste disposed in landfills is readily recyclable.

The regulation was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 7, 2012 and became effective immediately.

On June 27, 2012 the Governor signed Senate Bill 1018 which included an amendment that requires a business that generates 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste per week to arrange for recycling services.

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The regulation was adopted at Cal Recycle’s January 17, 2012 Monthly Public Meeting.

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