cpsclogo180po

 

   Our Campaigns:



ReFueling Your Fun Goes National


ReFuel Your Fun Went National in 2017!


The award winning ReFuel Your Fun (RFYF) Campaign promotes the use of refillable 1 lb. propane cylinders as a cost-effective & environmentally friendly alternative to disposables. Did you know 80% of the cost of disposables is the package?  Only 20% of the cost is the gas inside, so refillables $ave money & the hassle of disposal!

U-Haul developed this short video on the benefits of refillables:

 


Business Partners:


Funded in part by a grant from CalRecycle

MORE EXCITING NEWS!
RFYF has grown significantly since it’s inception in 2015, including the recruitment of 440 retail locations in the United States.  Special thanks to U-Haul, the first national propane retailer to join the Campaign by selling & offering refill services for refillables at 126 of their California stores that dispense propane. Check out U-Haul’s new landing page for refillables & read the most recent blog post.

  • RFYF map of locations is constantly being updated
  • West Marine: Selling empty refillables in 200 stores nationwide & online
  • REI: Selling empty refillables in 29 stores in 13 states & online
  • Home Depot: Selling empty refillables online and is conducting a pilot at 18 stores in CA
  • Sam’s Club: Conducting a pilot in 29 stores in 5 states
  • Yosemite National Park: Conducting a pilot project with Kamps Propane & working with Subaru on RFYF outreach
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Kamps PropaneCalifornia Product Stewardship Council distributed 30 full refillables to film festival attendees at the RFYF Enviro Fair booth in Nevada City, CA January 14-15 with CPSC Board Members Josh Simpson & Steve Rodowick

We’ve come a long way, but our work isn’t done yet…
We need YOUR help!

WHAT CAN YOU DO TODAY:

  1. Like RFYF on Facebook, invite your friends to like the page, & share posts!
  2. Ask your local propane dealer to sell & refill cylinders so they can be promoted through the Campaign: http://refuelyourfun.org/information-interested-retailers/ 
  3. Help expand the Campaign to other states & tell your friends across the U.S.

For more details contact Jordan @ jordan@calpsc.org or 916-706-3420.

 

Together we can make the paradigm shift from disposable 1 lb. propane cylinders to refillables.
Together we can ReFuel Our Fun!

Customizable RFYF Commercial with Boy & Girl Scouts, & CA Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird in English (Spanish is available)

 

Here’s how you can ReFuel Your Fun while camping:

 

“When we started working with CPSC in August 2014, there was not one retailer selling or refilling the 1lb refillables in Santa Cruz County and the State of California.  In two short years, we have recruited four retailers that sell and three that refill in the County, with 193 in the State, and more are in process.  We developed a TV commercial with Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird and the Boy and Girl Scouts that runs in the Central Coast media market and beyond and has made such an impression that Secretary Laird has told me he gets approached on the streets and thanked for letting people know about the refillables”.  – Tim Goncharoff, Resource Planner at County of Santa Cruz

 

U-Haul Nets CPSC Environmental Award for Refillable Propane Cylinders

Uhaul-Refillable-Close-Up-e1470688335431

 

August 9, 2016

Eco-Friendly Impact of New Refillable Propane Cylinders Earns Praise from California Council and Customers

 

U-Haul International, Inc. is pleased to announce is has been selected to receive the California Product Stewardship Council’s Golden Arrow Award for overall excellence in product stewardship on Aug. 9 in Sacramento. The award specifically acknowledges the environmental impact associated with U-Haul Company’s one-pound refillable propane cylinder. It was introduced earlier this year at all of its 120-plus California stores where propane is dispensed. The campaign will soon be expanded to include the rest of the U.S. and Canada.

 

READ MORE

 

Public Officials Praise U-Haul Refillable Propane Tank

 

Uhaul Press Event Photo 650px

When customers, environmental organizations and government officials all line up in support of your new product, you must be doing something right.

That’s certainly the way John Barnett, propane program manager at U-Haul International, sees things.

“This hits home for me,” Barnett said.

READ MORE

 

 

California’s Mattress Recycling Plan is Approved by CalRecycle!

California passed mattress stewardship legislation in 2013. On December 30, 2015, the program began operations. It is now official that the Mattress Stewardship Plan was approved by CalRecycle on January 29th and the program plan is set. I want to be the first to congratulate the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) on their leadership by submitting an approvable plan!

Also, as a member of the Advisory Committee to MRC, I could not be happier to have participated in the program development discussions with my fellow committee members and the MRC. It was fun and educational and built strong relationships between us. We are hearing the mattress program is off to a great start based on the feedback we are getting from across the state.  the MRC deserves a lot of credit for their leadership in hiring great people to work the program and having a great attitude of collaboration and cooperation with a variety of stakeholders.

It will take public/private partnerships to solve our larger waste management problems and we hope the model of a CalRecycle appointed stakeholder advisory committee is the norm for future stewardship legislation.  Having an advisory committee built collaborative relationships among us during the program development and ensures the stewardship plans will work and will harmonize with the existing infrastructure.

CPSC will keep you posted on the implementation of the program.

Welcome to the CPSC Blog

Welcome to the California Product Stewardship (CPSC) Blog. Please check back for content from CPSC Executive Director Heidi Sanborn and CPSC Board Members.

Donate to CPSC