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  • News  |  02/14/2018

    StopWaste Executive Director Wendy Sommer will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame in the category of the Environment at its 25th Anniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on March 24 in Oakland.

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    East Bay Energy Watch seeks professional services to assist its member jurisdictions (up to 35 jurisdictions: 14 Alameda County Cities, 19 Contra Costa County Cities, and the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa; “Jurisdictions”) with streamlining and conducting annual community-scale GHG inventories (“Inventories”).

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  • News  |  01/30/2018

    Livermore and Oakland schools will be able to make a bigger dent in tackling food waste after being awarded a $500,000 CalRecycle Food Waste Prevention and Rescue Grant. Project partners also include ALL IN Alameda County and StopWaste. 

    The awarded Smart Cafeteria Initiative will utilize and expand upon food share tables in every school cafeteria across two school districts to capture and sort unwanted food from lunch that is generated during or after meal service. Surplus food will be available for hungry students to consume at school, then to families from the school community. 

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    The Grants Program provides funding to organizations for innovative projects in Alameda County that will increase individual and community involvement in reuse, recover, source reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the County's three landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products.  The anticipated long-term ben

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  • Topic Briefs   

    Most of the packaging items that we use are recyclable, but it’s not always clear which parts are recyclable, and how it should be done. Variation in recycling programs, unclear labeling and false recyclability claims can make proper recycling of packaging materials a challenge for consumers.

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    Program evaluation component of the Measure D-mandated Five Year Audit for Fiscal Years 11/12 – 15/16.  Comparative overview and evaluation of recycling and waste reduction programs in Alameda County, with recommendations for improved effectiveness.

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  • Topic Briefs   

    Nearly 40 percent of all the food produced in the United States goes to waste, and of that, 95 percent ends up in landfills or combustion facilities. Though Alameda County residents have access to curbside compost collection, uneaten food, food scraps, and food-soiled paper remain the largest single category of our waste stream.

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  • Topic Briefs   

    About half of the waste steam in Alameda County comes from business, industry, and institutions. Through technical assistance and a mandatory recycling ordinance, StopWaste is working to reduce the amount of recyclable and compostable materials sent to landfill from the county’s 18,000+ businesses.

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