recycling

One of the most controversial issues in the California legislature in recent years is back. Lawmakers are proposing several bills that would either ban the use of plastic bags, charge fees for single-use bags or both. Ben Adler reports from Sacramento. This idea has stalled in the legislature year after year, amid strong opposition from plastic bag manufacturers and grocers. But Democratic Assemblyman Mark Levine says this time will be different. “The conversation on plastic bag bans has...

Valley Public Radio

This week on Valley Edition, Juanita Stevenson reports on plans by the city of Fresno to privatize residential solid waste. We also talk with Dan Stone of National Geographic who recently wrote about the city's recycling efforts, and find out why Fresno is one of the nation's leaders in this area. We also look at the future of the pharmacist on this week's program. Dan Hawkins, the founding dean of a new pharmacy school that plans to open in Clovis early next year. It would be the first of...