Entries by Peggy Paulsen

Compliance Corner – September 2022

Recordkeeping / Implementation Record (Due 10/1!) This month, we are clarifying the differences between the regular CalRecycle reporting and the Implementation Record, which is a new requirement introduced by SB 1383. Many of our clients don’t initially realize that they’re actually different requirements, and with the Electronic Annual Report (EAR) this year including so many […]

Legislation Update: AB 1276

“Every year in the United States, an estimated 561 billion disposable foodware items are used, resulting in a whopping 4.9 million tons of waste. Unused food accessories including utensils, straws, napkins, condiment packages, and otherwise clog landfills, complicate recycling, and pollute streets and waterways in our communities.” Assembly Bill (AB) 1276, signed into law by […]

Compliance Corner – July 2022

We’ve been talking about SB 1383 for months now (well, in these blog posts anyway – in reality for R3 it’s been years!) and you may be asking yourself…. “This SB 1383 stuff all sounds great in theory, but how do we actually get people to comply?” The answer to that question is through enforcement. The […]

Staff Spotlight: Claire Wilson

Anyone who knows Claire Wilson, knows all about her joyful, intentional, and charismatic nature. From the moment she started R3 – bringing her background in environmental science and ecology and combining that with her experience in research and data analysis – it was clear that she would do big things. She has a strong background […]

Compliance Corner – June 2022

June 2022 – Procurement / Recycled Paper Procurement Records       This month, we’re focusing on recycled-content paper procurement requirements. This is one requirement that your solid waste hauler really can’t help you with, since it applies to a jurisdiction’s own purchases. We suspect that you’ll find that the difficult part of complying with these requirements is […]

Staff Spotlight: Ryan Calkins

We have a staff spotlight for you this week – featuring Ryan Calkins, Sr. Project Manager! For the past two decades, Ryan has worked to perfect his craft in each leadership and management role he has served in – varying from the Marine Corps to a private solid waste collection company, Waste Management, to today, […]

Compliance Corner – May 2022

By now, you have adopted your SB 1383 mandatory organics reduction ordinance and are probably knee-deep in identifying Tier 1 and 2 commercial edible food generators, updating your website, notifying generators of their responsibilities and making sure that covered generators have a collection program for organics. But what about those businesses that don’t generate enough […]

Project Update: Marin County | Reusable Foodware Ordinance

We have some exciting project news to share….. and just in time for Earth Day! Reusable Foodware Ordinance | Marin County Since October 2019, the R3 team, led by Claire Wilson and Garth Schultz, have been working with Marin County to develop and implement a countywide foodware ordinance. R3 worked closely with the County to […]

Happy Earth Day 2022!!

Earth Day – A Little History In the 1960s, Americans were becoming increasingly aware of how their actions and behaviors were dramatically affecting the environment and harming the natural world. In researching the history of Earth Day, I learned there were a few factors leading up it being officially declared, but ultimately, it was the […]

Compliance Corner – April 2022

Did you know April has been federally declared food waste awareness month? We all know about and love Earth Day, TODAY, right?! Stop Food Waste Day is also coming up (April 28)! Seems only fitting that this post is focused on SB 1383’s Edible Food Recovery requirements!   April 2022 – Edible Food Recovery This […]