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Recycling is having a bit of a wake-up call. Extra attention is needed by residents and businesses to reduce waste overall and make sure that materials we are recycling have the highest value.

Read the full message from Wendy Sommer, the Executive Director at StopWaste.

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On October 3, the student body at Joaquin Miller Elementary School in Oakland came together during an assembly to kick off a new movement to reduce wasted food at their school.
On September 26, 2018 the Governing Board of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted Ordinance 2018-1, amending the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP).
Oakland, CA—A new Alameda Countywide Waste Characterization Study reveals a significant drop in the amount of readily recyclable materials in the landfill. 
As concerns over the implications surrounding food waste rise, innovative leaders like LeanPath are using technology to change the way food service operators reduce wasted food in their kitchens. In a recent interview with FoodTank, Andrew Shakman, CEO and co-founder of LeanPath, describes LeanPath’s unique solution to this problem.
At a recognition event on June 28th, StopWaste acknowledged the recipients of the 2018 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, given for outstanding achievements in waste reduction.