SFBC Rec Ride: Recycling Factory Ride

"Join SF Bicycle Coalition members for a group bike ride to the Pier 96 Recology Recycle Central recycling plant! Embark on a rare and information-filled guided tour of the factory, followed by a Q & A opportunity to learn first hand the answers to such hot topics as whether plastic bags or shredded paper belong in the recycling bin.

For some advanced reading about the recycling facility, try the last chapter in Garbage Land by Elisabeth Royte."

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Willy Wonka’s Recycling Factory Bicycle Ride

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"A rare opportunity to tour the Pier 96 Recology Recycle Central recycling plant! This tour will explore the essence of recycling, a big mixed up pile on one end, whirring spinning machines and workers in the middle, with recycled commodities ready for market at the end. With one of the highest recycling rates in the […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This week is all about the weekend: check out four bike rides that will prepare you for the San Francisco Pride Parade and get you thinking about what happens to recycled materials. Here are the week’s highlights: Tuesday: SFMTA Board Meeting. The SFMTA Board is back after missing its last meeting due to lack of […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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This is a week of stimulating conversation and rewarding volunteerism in the Livable Streets calendar, with a fascinating recycling plant tour to round things out. Here’s a taste of what’s in store. Monday: INFORUM: San FranCyclo, The Wheel World. The Commonwealth Club is presenting a conversation on the state of bicycling in San Francisco. The […]

Artist In Residence Dump Ride

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"For nearly 20 years, the Artist In Residence Program at SF Recycling & Disposal has been providing selected local artists with the opportunity to create art using materials gathered from San Francisco’s refuse. Join your fellow art-loving cyclists on a ride to the next artists’ reception, featuring the works of David Hevel and James Sansing."

SPUR Summer movie series: Manufactured Landscapes

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From SPUR: Manufactured Landscapes (2006) features the work of internationally renowned artist Edward Burtynsky, whose large-scale photographs of quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams create art from civilization’s materials and debris. The film follows Burtynsky through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. This event is generously […]