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  • Recycling and Composting at Work (Cantonese)

       

    Learn how to sort materials properly. Although this video describes the Mandatory Composting & Recycling law, it also applies to the new California State law, SB 1383, that will be implemented In Alameda County under the Organics Reduction & Recycling Ordinance (ORRO).

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  • Recycling and Composting at Work (Spanish)

       

    Although this video describes the Mandatory Composting & Recycling law, it also applies to the new California State law, SB 1383, that will be implemented In Alameda County under the Organics Reduction & Recycling Ordinance (ORRO). To learn more about SB 1383 and ORRO, click here.

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  • Recycling and Composting at Work

       

    Learn how to sort materials properly. Although this video describes the Mandatory Composting & Recycling law, it also applies to the new California State law, SB 1383, that will be implemented In Alameda County under the Organics Reduction & Recycling Ordinance (ORRO). To learn more about SB 1383 and ORRO, click here.

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  • How to Set Up Indoor Bins at Work (Spanish)

       

    This step-by-step video shows businesses how to set up indoor organics and recycling bins.

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    GRANTS DEADLINE:   April 10, 2017 at 5 PM

    Funding via the competitive grants program is available to nonprofit entities for innovative projects that increase individual and community involvement in source reduction and recycling efforts, decrease the amount of waste generated and sent to the County’s landfills, and encourage the development, marketing and use of recycled products. While no maximum award amounts have been set, grants are typically expected to be in the range of $25,000- $65,000. Proposals requesting higher levels of funding are scrutinized for impacts commensurate with the grant request.

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    A guide for businesses and institutions explaining how to comply with the Mandatory Recycling Ordinance. Includes tips for success and case study examples.

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  • Success Stories   

    Tesla Motors designs and manufactures electric vehicles. At their plant in Fremont they build the Model S, an all electric sedan that seats up to 7 people and was Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. The car company worked closely with StopWaste’s Use Reusables program to switch to reusable windshield racks, a project that eliminates about 100 tons of cardboard waste a year.

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    EPA's Toolkit for Reducing Wasted Food and Packaging: A guide for Food Services and Restaurants. Provides an overview of wasted food and packaging, a food recovery hierarchy, and a tutorial for EPA's Tool to Track Wasted Food and Packaging.

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    Monetary Awards for Businesses, Institutions and Nonprofits in Alameda County that have projects relating to Food Waste Prevention and Food Recovery.

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    UC Berkeley’s foodservice provider Cal Dining measures types and amounts of pre-consumer food waste with specialized tracking equipment, then uses the findings to modify purchasing and food prep routines. Cal Dining has reduced food waste by 19%, equivalent to 27 tons/year, or $98,402/year in reduced food costs.

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