Beginning November 1, eating establishments in Alameda County can no longer offer customers single-use plastic bags. Eating establishments can offer recycled content paper bags for free, but must charge customers at least 10 cents for reusable bags (includes thicker plastic bags).
The 2017/18 California legislative session has now adjourned and the Governor has signed the following bills into legislation.
StopWaste is sponsoring content for a newsletter series in Edible East Bay about delicious ways to use seasonal foods that might otherwise end up in the compost, as well as food storage tips and recipes.
Oakland-based company Back to the Roots is the latest of several Alameda County business to adopt the new How2Recycle label for their packaging, with the help of incentive funding from StopWaste.
The Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Program will host several community drop-off events this year.