As consumers, we believe we should demand more from the companies we purchase from. That's why Morrocco Method is determined to set a golden standard for companies to start taking care of the planet. To achieve this, we plan to make it easier for locals in our area to recycle their waste material by becoming a recycling center. Help us create a more environmentally aware and sustainable future.
Want to help?
Find out below if you're eligible to help us recycle, reuse and reduce:
How can you help us?
Collect from around your area, as many of the materials listed on the right that can be recycled.
Drop the materials off at our headquarters.
Volunteer Eligibility Criteria:
You should be a resident of Grover Beach, California or nearby areas.
You should be a retired person with a reliable means of transportation (all traveling expenses will be paid for by us).
You acknowledge that this is a volunteering position, therefore, there isn't any type of monetary compensation for your labor.
What recycled packing materials do we need?
Boxes of sizes between: 5x5x3 to 24x15x16, nothing bigger or smaller. These boxes should be hard enough and not damaged, torn or wet.
Brown and white color packing paper only
Thin, flexible styrofoam sheets
Got packing material to recycle?
Drop off any specified packing material that meets the above requirements and, please, call us and let us know what materials you are dropping off. Our Address is:
800 Farroll Road,
Grover Beach, CA 93433
*During our hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30AM - 5:30PM PST
Habitat ReStore accepts donations of new, used, and excess materials from homeowners, renters, builders, and contractors with the mission of ensuring reusable building materials are recycled and not put into landfills. Revenue from Habitat for Humanity is used to support their mission of building homes, community, and hope throughout the County.
Good Karma Bikes accepts bike donations from people. They then repair and modify those bikes and resell them, donating a portion of the profits to the Foster Care system. Other donations accepted by Good Karma Bikes are paper products, office supplies, printer paper, and coffee.
Sustainable Surplus Exchange is a public benefit organization created to serve our community through a sustainable practice of reuse and repurposing. SSE supports the environment by diverting corporate surplus and out-of-use items from landfills and redirecting them for use by the community, especially educational and charitable institutions. Through this practice of reuse and repurposing, they reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of solid waste and conserve the natural resources required to extract, manufacture and transport new items.
Looptworks is no stranger to using recycled materials—they’ve previously crafted items from neoprene wetsuit fabric, cotton jersey, Italian wool, hemp, nylon, vinyl, and recycled polyester— but have recently started making upcycled iPad cases made from scraps of excess shoe leather that was eliminated because it had natural blemishes. This discarded leather can amount to 4500 pounds per day from just one factory.
Morgen Industries is a Data Support Center that believes in conserving natural resources by recycling used electronics. They recycle items such as computers, laptops, and scanners.
Why is recycling important?
Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing day after day. Air pollution is said to kill millions of plants each year and water pollution is said to kill thousands. The problem is here today and needs to be addressed in this generation, not the next. So, we must act now!
7 billion trees are cut down each year to make packing material, wood, paper and more!
93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been destroyed by coral bleaching.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 3 times the size of France at 617,763 square miles.
1.6 billion people are living in areas of the world that are facing total water shortage due to pollution.
Earth now has 46 percent fewer trees than it did 12,000 years ago when agriculture was in its infancy.
In the U.S. alone, pollution removal by urban trees is estimated to save 850 lives per year and $6.8 billion in total health care costs.
What can you do to help?
Here are some measures anyone can take to make our planet's environment sustainable:
When cooking and disposing of food, make sure you use a compost pail.
Please make sure that all the products you use and eat are natural, organic, free of GMOs, chemicals and are grown locally.
Buy locally and go to your farmers' markets.
Support natural companies that want to make the planet a better place.
Ride a bicycle instead of driving when traveling short distances.
Always take your own bags when you go shopping or to your local farmers' market.
Print on the back of scratch paper to save trees. 7 billion trees are cut down each year!
Boycott the following companies:
Walmart throws away and wastes a lot of food like doughnuts and pastries, stalks of still crunchy celery, bags of bright plump oranges. It sounds like a shopping list, but it’s all in Walmart's garbage. According to a report, Walmart hits the second largest fine for causing pollution. Walmart was filed a $110 million fine for improperly dumping pesticides into landfills and public sewers causing a toxic nightmare.
KFC throws away a lot of food every year. A documentary says that each branch of KFC throws away around 3 tons of food every year. KFC throws away food that does not only affect humans but also chickens. This wasted food can be used to feed millions of people in the world who are starving and dying because they don’t have access to food. A survey shows 20% of all litter comes from fast food places, like KFC, that don’t dispose properly of their packaging.
Ikea, a home furnishing giant, is accused of cutting the old-growth forest in the north of Russian Karelia. Swedwood, Ikea’s subsidiary, cuts down about 1400 acres of forest every year, which has led to deforestation, which ultimately brings pollution and drought. About 10 percent of the ancient old-growth forests has remained in Karelia.
Costco throws away a lot of food, such as meats and breads, which can be donated to people in need. Costco was also accused of improperly handling, storing and disposing hazardous waste. For this violation, it had to pay $3.6 million.
Whole Foods was one of the lobbyists against labeling products that included GMO ingredients. With this new purchase, “organic” and “natural” products are some of the first items to be discounted, which will send true health-conscious consumers away from real natural food store to Whole Foods’ doors.
According to internal research documents obtained by Greenpeace under the Freedom of Information Act, proving Bayer was well aware of the negative impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides. Yet they still chose to sell their products world wide, and even actively argued against independent studies connecting them to bee population declines.
The biotech industry has been manipulating the genes of GMO alfalfa and sugar beets that are treated with Monsanto’s Roundup. Many scientific community members have been warning that genetically modified foods can cause a wide range of diseases including cancer and organ failure. Roundup is also known to spread diseases like 'fusarium head blight' in wheat.
Microsoft Data Center causes pollution by wasting millions of watts of electricity, in an attempt to erase a $210,000 penalty due to overestimating their power use. Microsoft threatened to continue burning power until the fine was substantially cut. A NYT article says that All residential and small commercial accounts in Quincy consumed an average of 9.5 million watts last year, while Microsoft and Yahoo used 41.8 million watts.
Apple, the big giant in the field of phones and computers, is causing severe pollution in China. It causes air pollution and has poor safety measures for its employees in these factories. Alleged violations include significant amounts of shredded aluminum-magnesium alloy on the floor and dust particles in the air, lack of proper ventilation, inadequate personal protective equipment for handling toxic materials and dumping of industrial fluids and waste into groundwater and nearby rivers.
Samsung is causing a disaster to the environment by throwing away its phone Galaxy Note 7 instead of reusing or recycling it. Reports also show that many of the rare minerals used in electronics are quickly disappearing - there are about 10-to-20 years’ worth of some elements that are used to produce smartphones. Samsung Electronics has also admitted for the first time that it uses tin in its products, the same pollutant that's destroying tropical forests, killing corals and wrecking the lives of communities in Indonesia.
The hamburger chain Burger King has been buying animal feed produced in soy plantations carved out by the burning of tropical forests in Brazil and Bolivia. Jaguars, giant anteaters and sloths have all been affected by the disappearance of around 700,000 hectares (1,729,738 acres) of forest land between 2011 and 2015.
CVS Pharmacy was a serious violator of laws for safe storage as they handled and disposed of several types of dangerous waste. Ventura County inspectors found evidence at CVS stores of improper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous waste and pharmaceutical waste products. More problems were found across California where the company's employees were illegally throwing hazardous materials in trash bins.
Many parents were shocked to learn that a Missouri jury recently ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, whose death by ovarian cancer was linked to her daily use of talcum-based Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.
Dupont knew it was polluting communities with toxic chemicals, but kept it quiet for decades. DuPont pumped hundreds of thousands of pounds of the chemicals from its Parkersburg, West Virginia plant into the Ohio River. DuPont also dumped thousands of tons of PFOA sludge into pits, where it seeped straight into the ground and contaminated the drinking water of nearby communities.