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Integrated Waste Management Board

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has proposed slashing spending by reorganizing, consolidating and eliminating certain areas of state government in order to increase efficiency and ultimately balance the budget. Included in the Governor's Reorganization Plan (GRP), released in January, is the elimination of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB). "It's a knee-jerk reaction to a growing feeling of being fed up with California's political environment in general," says Evan Edgar, regulatory affairs engineer for the California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC) and one of the board's major stakeholders. Edgar claims the ...
was the state’s leading authority on recycling and waste reduction, created by legislation (AB 939) adopted in 1989 by the California Legislature. The Board was abolished in January 2010 by legislation passed the previous fall SB 63 (2009) by Senator Tony Strickland Its mission: To promote the reduction of waste whenever possible; to manage all materials to their highest and best use; and to protect public health and safety and the environment.
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
iePolitics: Environmentalists and the Environment – Part 1
Anyone who listens to John and Ken on the Los Angeles-based radio station KFI 640 may be left with the impression that all environmentally friendly ideas are costly, with little or no positive effect on the environment. From depletion of the ozone and global warming to Cap and Trade and diesel emissions, environmental concerns are controversial and often seem to be based on less-than-sound scientific data and hypothesis. The environmental do-gooders force upon us an extensive array of rules and regulations with little concern for economic consequences or our ability to implement stringent standards without readily available ... market research, surveys and trends
The Eighth Annual Bureau of Sanitation Open Houses: Harbor Open ...
State of California Assembly Bill 939 (AB 939) was signed into law in 1989, establishing a new environmental direction for waste management in the state with the creation of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and a new mandate for local jurisdictions to meet waste diversion goals to minimize the waste of potentially valuable resources and maximize recycling. AB 939 mandated that the City of Los Angeles, and all cities across the state, meet solid waste diversion goals of 25 percent by 1995 and 50 percent by 2000. To guide the city's effort to increase its diversion rate, Los Angeles created an ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD

State Funds Clean Power Project: $1.1 million loan will reduce ...
SACRAMENTO--The California Integrated Waste Management Board today approved a $1,125,000 loan to a San Joaquin Valley start-up to help convert orchard trimmings and almond shells into heat for almond processing operations and electricity to power California homes and businesses. The low-interest loan will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by facilitating the diversion of 3,900 tons of waste from landfills each year. The project will convert orchard trimmings into a synthesis gas that will power the generation of renewable energy for Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s power grid. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Compost and Mulch Producers
Nearly 170 businesses in California produce compost and mulch. An extensive survey conducted in 2000 provided the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) with key information on the number of producers, feedstock sources, products, and markets for compost and mulch. C alRecycle provides regulatory oversight and marketing assistance to compost and mulch producers. Permits and Regulations Most commercial compost producers are subject to regulation, including permits , in California. Certain aspects of mulch operations are also regulated. Local ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
California bioenergy stymied without bill passage
A bill (AB 222) that would expedite the introduction of new conversion technologies to produce advanced biofuels and/or green power from organic waste materials in California has recently gained support from three powerful state regulatory agencies. Without endorsement from two Democrats on the Senate Committee on Environmental Quality, however, AB 222 will not reach the Senate floor and will die at the end of the year, allowing many barriers to bioenergy growth to remain in place. AB 222 passed the California Assembly with flying colors on June 1, 2009, by a vote of 54-13, after it was approved by a unanimous bipartisan vote of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Ban on plastic bags carries new weight
EXAMPLE—A Calabasas worker displays old plastic bags pulled from Las Virgenes Creek. The bags are an environmental hazard. California state legislators have taken the first step toward banning the distribution of plastic bags, an idea already implemented by several cities in the state and currently under consideration in Calabasas. The Calabasas City Council tabled its ban on plastic bags to wait for a county report due out this year. In a 41-27 vote, the Assembly approved a bill that would bar the distribution of single-use bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies. The bill was authored by Julia Brownley, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

The Worm Guide: A Vermicomposting Guide for Teachers
California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and is provided for informational purposes only. The CIWMB is distributing this information in an ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Online Directory and Database Listing: CalRecycle
The following listing provides descriptions and links for users to access data maintained by CalRecycle on a wide variety of topics. The State of California also maintains a site that links to databases and directories from other State agencies . CalMAX (California Materials Exchange) Users can search the CALMAX catalog for Wanted or Available materials, by any of 15 different material types and by 15 different regions in California. Users may also post new listings for CalRecycle review and eventual addition to the catalog. Contact: Frank Severson California Waste Stream Profiles The Profiles system allows users to access a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Waste Management Workgroup--University of California
Workgroups have been formed within the University to provide an opportunity for advisors and specialists to meet, present research findings, critique each others findings, define research needs and set goals to meet those needs. 2001 Waste Management Workgroup Program June 21 & 22, 2001, UC Davis, Alumni Center 2000 Waste Management Workgroup Program June 12 & 13, 2000, UC Davis, Alumni Center 1998 Waste Management Workgroup Program and Proceedings June 15-16, 1998, UC Davis 1997 Waste Management Workgroup meeting and Compost Workshop May 13, 1997, UC Davis 1996 Waste Management Workgroup Program and Proceedings June 18-19, ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Lawns: compost bins, waste management board, rich compost
QUESTION: Do compost items really work for the lawn and what do you put in the bins?  How long does it take to make compost?  I read somewhere that paper and leftovers are compost items.  What about the roaches and such?  And how do you apply this compost on the lawn?  Do you have to water it down or what?  Are they better than chemical fertilizers? What is your opinion of Milorganite? ANSWER: The Big Bang you get from this stuff comes from the high concentration of microorganisms that nutrient-rich Compost generates. Putting those microorganisms anywhere in the Soil is like building tiny food ...
Are Pampers Cruisers biodegradable and good for the environment?
Many diaper companies have improved their products with cloth-like cover material and Velcro-like fasteners. The legs now have extra leak barriers and stretchy waistbands. Cartoon characters often decorate the front of the diapers (which also helps confused aunts and uncles tell the front from the back). Parents looking for extra protection for sleeping hours may want to consider Huggies Overnights (*est. $.34 per diaper) . They have a waist leak barrier and an "all-nite protection zone" to prevent nighttime leaks. Parents on Epinions speak highly of this Huggies diaper. There are a few comments about the Overnights ...