Hollister Super Market cashier places produce on plastic bag on May 25, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister City Council considers single-use plastic ban

California was the first state to ban single-use plastic grocery bags in 2016, and levied a 10-center-per-bag fee. Now, Monica Abonce, a student intern, is proposing that Hollister enact its own ordinance to ban the same products and also add on fees.

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Environment / Nature

SBC Integrated Waste asks residents to Recycle Right

Program aims to help residents and businesses learn more about what not to put in the recycling cart.

Shawn Novack (Water Resources Association of San Benito County), Celina Stotler (County Integrated Waste Management Division), and Lisa Jensema (Recology) pose with San Benito County’s 2020 Top Program Performer award. The county’s Green Business Program is made possible thanks to coordination by Integrated Waste Management and local partners like Recology, Water Resources Association of San Benito County, and more. Photo provided.

Environment / Nature

SBC Green Business Program receives award

Honored for being one of five top performing green business programs in California.

Jayleaf site visit for green business certification. Photo courtesy of Celina Stotler.

Business / Economy

15 San Benito County businesses seek green certification

Specialists say advantages include lower utility costs, healthier staff and new customers.