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:
Funded in part by a grant from CalRecycle
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
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.
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.
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.