Entries by R3 Staff

California Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Straws at Full-Service Restaurants

Assembly Bill 1884, which went into effect on January 1, 2019, now prohibits “sit-down” restaurants in California from providing single-use straws, unless requested by customers. Straws made from non-plastic materials, including but not limited to paper, pasta, sugar cane, wood, or bamboo are exempt. Restaurants violating the law could be fined $25 per day or a maximum […]

Congrats to our CRRA Young Professionals Scholarship Recipients!

We are proud to announce that R3 Project Analyst Claire Wilson and Marketing Coordinator Kristy Dalay were awarded two out of the four 2019 Young Professionals Scholarships from the California Resource Recovery Association! To learn more about CRRA and how young professionals can participate, click here.

R3’s in the News!

R3 Principal, Garth Schultz, featured in news story on rate hikes in City of San Rafael. See story on KTVU News here! To read the full article, click here.        

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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) – Solid Waste 101 Guide & Training

R3 was engaged by the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency (SCWMA) to provide a Comprehensive Guide and Training for SCWMA staff, Member Agency staff and Board members. R3’s primary objective was to present SCWMA and its Member Agencies with the information needed to effectively perform contract management functions and navigate the complex solid waste system […]

Monthly Topic: China Bans Solid Waste and Recyclables Imports

Summary Beijing notified the World Trade Organization in July 2017 that it planned to ban the import of 24 varieties of solid waste and recyclables (e.g., certain plastics and unsorted paper), and lower the minimum required contamination level from 1.5% to 0.3%. The ban is part of a broader Chinese customs program called “Operation Green […]