CSAC Signs Joint Coalition Letter in Support of $100 million in GGRF funding for CalRecycle
CSAC has lended its support to a major effort aimed at acquiring $100 million in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) funding for Cal Recycle.
This funding will be used to support CalRecycle programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions through waste reduction, bioenergy production, composting and recycled content manfacturing.
These funds would be critical in helping counties implement SB 1383, California’s new organic waste diversion law. SB 1383 requires the state to achieve a 75 percent reduction in the amount of organic waste disposed of in landfills by 2025, which will require the construction of 50 to 100 new and expanded organic waste recycling facilities, at an estimated total cost of $2-3 billion.
Funding for organic waste infrastructure is absolutely critical in order for the public and private sector to be successful partners in meeting the requirements of California’s ambitious and worthwhile diversion and emission reduction goals.