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    Knowing how to properly store your fruit and vegetables can keep them fresher, longer, minimize trips to the grocery store, and help save money. Use this guide to identify what should be stored where.

     

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    StopWaste is currently accepting applications for a range of grant opportunities with total funding up to $400k available to both nonprofits and businesses, aimed at increasing individual, business, and community involvement in the reduction of waste. Proposed projects must be located in and/or serve the residents and/or businesses of Alameda County.

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    California state law requires that each county adopt a County Integrated Waste Management Plan (CoIWMP) that serves as a roadmap to approaching countywide solid waste and recycling issues, including landfill needs.

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  • The problem with PFAS
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    PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of man-made chemicals used in a variety of consumer goods that can persist in the environment indefinitely (earning them the nickname “forever chemicals”). PFAS and are used in everyday products such as nonstick cookware, water resistant clothing, and even dental floss and cosmetics. More recently, manufacturers are utiliz

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    Plastic single-use food ware items like plates, bowls, and utensils are prevalent in daily life.  And while straws often get the most attention, these food ware items are also problematic, as they frequently serve a useful life of just minutes while their impact on human health and the environment is significant and long lasting.

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    Enacted in 1987, California's Bottle Bill has been one of the most successful and cost-effective recycling and litter-reduction programs in the United States, targeting aluminum, glass, plastic, and bimetal containers.  But financial support for California's recycling infrastructure has been reduced to an unsustainable level due to falling scrap values and an outdated state subsidy formula

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    StopWaste provides an innovative and comprehensive suite of activities for local schools, implemented by a team of Associates who gain professional skills and experience in the environmental education field.

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    Each year, the Agency leads an innovative StopWaste Environmental Educator Training, known as SWEET, for Alameda County residents, community leaders, and city staff to learn how to become educators in their communities on sustainable practices. Community education and outreach is a critical component of StopWaste’s efforts to engage local residents on taking action to reduce waste.

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    Since 2000, StopWaste has recognized dozens of businesses for exemplary waste reduction practices as part of its Business Efficiency Awards. In 2019, StopWaste is recognizing six Alameda County businesses who stand out in their efforts to help the county achieve its waste reduction and energy efficiency goals.

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    Through our sustainable landscaping and gardening program, StopWaste has long promoted the benefits of compost as a way to reduce organic waste while creating healthy soils and saving water. Now scientists are recognizing compost as a tool to fight climate change.

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