Bag Bans and Mandatory Recycling: Big Wins for Zero Waste in Alameda County!

On Wednesday night, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted two major Zero Waste ordinances that we are thrilled to announce. The first ordinance requires that larger businesses and multi-family properties recycle. The second prohibits the free distribution of single-use plastic bags at stores that sell packaged food.

Read Stopwaste.org’s news release for more details:
http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=33&recordid=294

And Californians Against Waste has a great summary as well: http://www.cawrecycles.org/whats_new/recycling_news/jan26_alamedaco_ordinances

[Photo by catbagan]


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