Welcome to The Green Scene where each month we bring you the latest tips, resources and news of all things Green in Kern County. 
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Zero Waste Partners

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Aera Energy LLC
10000 Ming Ave
Bakersfield, CA

FedEx Ground
3105 Gateway 
Bakersfield, CA

IKEA Distribution
4101 Industrial Parkway
Lebec, CA

UpCycle Aquaponics, LLC
610 Kern Street
Taft, CA 93268

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Granite Construction
3005 James Road
Bakersfield, CA

Price Disposal 
8665 South Union
Bakersfield, CA 

4600 Resnick Drive
Bakersfield, CA

Give us a call to find out how you can become one of our No Idling Partners.


News from the Valley
Recycling Program for Metro-Bakersfield prepares to change. 

 Excerpt from Bakersfield Californian: 
"The city of Bakersfield plans to re-evaluate its curbside recycling program with potential changes coming that could include rate hikes or limitations to what residents are allowed to put in their blue bins.
The recycling market saw a downturn at the beginning of the year when China, which had been taking about 60 percent of the world's recycling, tightened its policies on the kinds of material it would accept from other countries.
To meet the higher standards, Metropolitan Recycling has doubled the amount of quality control employees on shift at any one time, said Bakersfield Solid Waste Director Kevin Barnes.
What used to be a shift of around six has increased to around 12. The increase is necessary to sort out unrecyclable material from the tons that come through the facility each day.
Possible solutions could include following Sacramento's lead, and reducing the types of plastic accepted into the recycling program.

Or the city could raise rates for curbside pickup to cover the new cost of recycling.
Another option would be to change mixed paper from a recyclable material to compost."

Green Scene Tip of the Month
Indoor Plants

Yes of course plants look amazing for your interior design but did you know they can bring much benefit to your health.
Benefits of Interior plants include:

1. Reducing carbon dioxide levels

2. Increase humidity
3. Reducing levels of certain pollutants such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide
4. Reducing airborne dust levels

5. Keeping air temperature down

Plants help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being, and also reduce background noise creating a calm and comfortable ambiance. 

Featured Green Business

4725 Panama Ln # D16, Bakersfield, CA 93313

Twisteez Salon & Supply, provides professional service and great prices to all their customers since 2008. With a full service salon and products.

Whether your business is just starting out or has been passed down from the previous generation, it's always a good time to get Green Certified.
Get your business  Green Certified today!

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