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  •   |  01/27/2023

    The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is pleased to announce new rebates for rental housing providers, including nonprofit developers and small, independent property owners, through the popular Bay Area Multifamily Building Enhancement (BAMBE) program managed by StopWaste.

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    Unlike gas or traditional electric stoves, which generate heat and then transfer it to the pan, induction stoves use magnetic fields to generate heat directly in the cookware, making them safer, more efficient, and easier to use.

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    As of January 2022, California law AB 1276 requires all retail food facilities and food delivery platforms to provide single-use foodware accessories and condiments upon request only.

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      |  01/13/2023

    StopWaste is offering a total of $1.1 million in grant funding to businesses, nonprofits and institutions in Alameda County for projects focused on food waste prevention, surplus food recovery, reusable foodware, community food systems, reuse, repair, and reusable transport packaging. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2023.

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  • News  |  01/02/2023

    State and local law require businesses, nonprofits, institutions, schools, and multifamily properties in Alameda County to have compost (organics) and recycling collection service or an approved waiver. StopWaste will begin to issue citations for non-compliance starting in January 2023.

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    Grantee Highlight   

    Goodness Village in Livermore is a tiny home community for people transitioning out of chronic homelessness. With a Community Food Systems grant from StopWaste, the nonprofit funded equipment to store and process recovered, surplus food to feed the Village, as well as a program to teach residents to make jams, preserves, and other upcycled food products. These will be sold to the larger local community, with proceeds coming back to support Goodness Village.

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    Updated: January, 2023

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    Have you taken action with your class, club, or youth organization! Let us know! For those teacher that have participated in a virtual or in-person field trip, this form is required. 

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    California’s schools produce over half a million tons of waste each year, with much of this waste coming from the cafeteria. While the majority of the waste stream in schools is comprised of organics, the rest is primarily from the single-use trays, disposable plastic utensils, and condiment packets.

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    Download and read before starting your application to review important information on Funding Agreement, Payment, and Reporting Requirements for applicants who are awarded funding for their project.

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