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  • News  |  03/18/2019

    Recently, some international headlines have proclaimed we're approaching an "end to recycling." While the recycling landscape has changed nationally due to China’s decision last year to stop importing some mixed plastics and mixed paper, it is far from dead, especially in Alameda County and the Bay Area. 

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    The Alameda County Waste Reduction and Recycling Initiative (Measure D), levies a surcharge on solid waste landfilled in unincorporated Alameda County. Fifty percent of Recycling Fund revenues are disbursed to cities and sanitary districts that meet criteria contained in the law.

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  • Topic Briefs   

    StopWaste’s member agencies are working towards achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 and beyond. Through their climate action plans, local governments are increasingly addressing the upstream emissions from the production of goods used locally but produced elsewhere.

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    News  |  02/21/2019

    Landscape pros: Attend this free event to learn practical solutions to California's most pressing water issues.

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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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