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    Since 1996, StopWaste has provided more than $8 million in funding to local organizations for innovative projects that decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the county's landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. The grants program is currently focused on funding waste prevention, reuse and repair projects.

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    StopWaste is soliciting designs for a mural to be commissioned for the side of our building at 1537 Webster Street in Oakland.  Four finalists will be selected from among the submissions received, and each finalist will receive $500 to develop their concept for the final round.  After the winning concept is selected, the chosen artist will receive up to $13,000 to finalize their conce

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  • News  |  03/09/2018

    In January, 28 public agency staff in Alameda County earned the Bay-Friendly Landscape Professional credential.

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    Plastic bags have been one of the most common litter items found in our waterways, and plastic pollution is a growing threat to oceans and marine life. StopWaste’s reusable bag law is designed to:

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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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    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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