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  • Topic Briefs   

    Endorsing a circular economy approach to waste reduction means moving away from recycling as the answer to managing materials, and moving to reusable items instead of single use and/or recyclable items. Reuse is considered “upcycling,” or extending the life of an item in its same form with minimal processing.

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  • BayRen Multifamily project receives award
    News  |  01/17/2019

    On January 16, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., recognized the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s (BayREN) Multifamily program with an Exemplary Program Award as one of America’s outstanding energy efficiency programs.

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  • TechExchange e-waste
    Success Stories   

    E-waste is one of the fastest growing segment of the waste stream – in 2018, the amount of worldwide e-waste generation was expected to increase to 49.8 million tons. Only a small percentage gets refurbished or recycled, which means the rest ends up in landfill, burned, or illegally traded.  

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  • Holiday food rescue mission
    News  |  01/15/2019

    While the holidays are often a time of abundance, particularly when it comes to food, they are also a time when many face an increase in food insecurity, particularly children who rely on school cafeterias for their next meal.

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  • News  |  01/11/2019

    In December 2018, StopWaste, via its Waste Management Authority Board, adopted a new set of Guiding Principles which will help guide programmatic strategy and budget development through 2021. 

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    Meal kits include pre-portioned and sometimes partially prepared food ingredients and recipes to prepare home cooked meals. The kits are typically mailed once a week to subscribers, or purchased from grocery stores, packaged in a box with basic instructions on how to turn them into different meals, and ice packs to keep it all cold.

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  • RFP-RFQ   

    StopWaste is requesting quotes from vendors that offer indoor green organics containers for Alameda County businesses, institutions, and multifamily properties.  Two to three selected firms from this RFQ and their approved products will be placed on an Approved Products List.

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    On July 18, 2017, StopWaste held a workshop for the Repair and Reuse community providing services in Alameda County. The meeting was a follow up to one held in December 2017, and focused on a key action item – developing awareness around reuse and repair as well discussing potential options for an outreach campaign for reuse and repair entities.

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    On December 12, 2017, StopWaste held a brainstorming meeting with reuse and repair industry stakeholders to assist in the refinement of the Agency’s grants program for upstream efforts related to recovering, repairing and reusing consumable materials.

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