krcb header-tagline

Text Size

support-krcb-button-1

Sonoma County's Plastic Ban Ban Begins

Single use plastic shopping bags will complete their disappearance from Sonoma County retailers on Monday.

It’s been a gradual transition so many shoppers may not even notice a difference. But for those who do, here’s what to expect.

Henry Mikus, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency’s Executive Director, says that the biggest benefits from the plastic bag ban are expected to be less trash, in the landfills and the environment, and somewhat decreased use of fossil fuels and release of greenhouse gases. But it is also being embraced by the retail business world.

  One of the objections sometimes raised about reusable bags is concerns about cleanliness and the potential for disease. But Mikus says there really isn’t much behind that.

Original Source

Jan 22

Regional Parks Focuses on Invasive Plant Removal

When an invasive plant is introduced into a park, it replaces the native plants, and that has implications for the native wildlife.
Jan 22

California Farmers Turn Sugar Beets Into Energy

Struggling sugar beet farmers in the San Joaquin Valley are turning their crop into energy instead of sweetener.
Jan 22

Sonoma County's Economic OUtlook for 2015

The Great Recession is now safely behind us, with the nest two years expected to be a time of continuing gradual economic growth.
Jan 22

The Annual State of the County Report on KRCB FM

Supervisor Susan Gorin presented the annual State of the County Report this morning at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park, and KRCB was there to record it, as you can hear below.
Jan 21

Brown Taking On UC Affordability, Access

ALSO: A new report out Thursday finds women make up just 19 percent of city managers in California.