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  • Brochures   

    This step-by-step guide helps businesses set up a surplus food donation program that works for their operations, including how to find a non-profit donation partner. It also provides guidance on legal protections and safe food handling requirements.

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  • Brochures   

    A four-page introduction for Alameda County schools interested in setting up a donation program for surplus edible food. Includes guidance on legal protections, program models, food safety precautions and how to find and form a partnership with a food recipient non-profit partner.

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  • Community Impact Lab
    Success Stories   

    StopWaste is currently supporting four Alameda County non-profits through its Community Outreach Grant program to activate their communities to reduce wasted food.

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  • Student assembly
    News  |  10/04/2018

    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.

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  • News  |  09/26/2018

    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).

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  • Policies   

    An Ordinance Adopting Amendments to the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan, and Finding Plan Conformance for the ALAMEDA COUNTY INDUSTRIES ALADDIN TRANSFER/PROCESSING FACILITY IN THE CITY OF SAN LEANDRO.

    Passed September 26, 2018.

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  • Policies   

    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 26, 2018 at 3 PM at 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, California, the Governing Board of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted the following ordinance.

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  • Straw Upon Request Topic Brief
    Topic Briefs   

    In an effort to mitigate plastic pollution and reduce the amount of single-use plastic, California lawmakers recently passed Assembly Bill (AB) 1884, which bans full-service restaurants from offering single-use plastic straws unless requested by the customer. The law, which will take effect January 1, 2019, calls for fines on establishments beginning with the third violation.

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  • Kits   

    How to Go from Scientist to Food Rescue Action Hero!

    In this journal you will join four garbologists who ask questions about how garbage affects people living in Alameda County and around the world.    What in the world is a garbologist? A garbologist is a scientist who studies garbage. Why study garbage? Because there is a LOT of it. And more is created every day!

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  • Waste Characterization Study
    News  |  09/13/2018

    Oakland, CA—A new Alameda Countywide Waste Characterization Study reveals a significant drop in the amount of readily recyclable materials in the landfill. 

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