First, Berkeley banned Styrofoam. Then it joined in the wave to ditch plastic bags. Tuesday night, city leaders voted to jettison, in large part, disposable plastic foodware.
Recycling entire trees can damage the city's collection trucks, and the new policy requiring they be cut up and put in the compost bin is an attempt to avoid sidelining the broken trucks for weeks.
Besides gorging on turkey.
Berkeley residents may be wondering what recent media reports detailing how China will no longer accept America’s dirty recyclables mean for their city. Here's the answer.
At a community event in Berkeley, volunteer fixers revive the practice of repairing rather than discarding — and share a little know-how along the way.
To reduce the amount of waste produced in Berkeley, the city is considering legislation mandating single-use food containers be compostable, and asking customers to pay for it.
"There are many opportunities that have opened up for me," said Daniel Maher, who lost his legal status when he was convicted of crimes in the 1990s.
PEOPLE’S CAFÉ CLOSED People’s Café, at 2015 Shattuck Ave. (at University) in downtown Berkeley has closed to make way for two new businesses moving into the ground floor of the WeWork Berkeley building. As we have reported, Ippudo NY ramen restaurant and Blue Bottle coffee shop are moving in there. With its late opening hours and selection of cheap eats, from bagels through sandwiches, People’s Café was a favorite among Cal students. Its lease expired about a month ago, according to architect Ben Farrell who is responsible for getting the two Soma Capital-owned spaces ready for their new tenants. Farrell said the café was given an extended grace period until construction began at the corner spot. Ippudo will be at 2118 University and Blue Bottle at 2015 Shattuck. Farrell added that, if all goes well, Blue Bottle may be able to offer outdoor seating on a widened sidewalk, depending how quickly the Shattuck Square improvement project, which calls for a more pedestrian-friendly environment in the area, is implemented. (more…)
Officials voted Tuesday night to step up the fight against sugary drinks in Berkeley.
John Byrne Barry has a thing for trash.
So much news! Openings include Herb n' Chicken, Spats, Grand Fare and Steel Rail and a whiskey distillery is on its way.