StopWaste Has a New Tool to Reduce Your Home’s Energy Consumption this Winter

StopWaste Has a New Tool to Reduce Your Home's Energy Consumption this Winter
When the heater turns on and the holiday lights go up, energy bills rise. Fight creeping energy consumption, identify the biggest electricity and natural gas guzzlers, and see how you compare to average Alameda County households with a free online tool from StopWaste. The Home Energy Analyzer is designed to help renters and owners save… Read more »

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13

Renters, Go Green! Save on Water, Energy, Waste and More, 7/16/13
You don’t have to own a house to live comfortably, affordably, and efficiently. With just a little support from community organizations, you can make cost-saving energy upgrades in your apartment, help keep waste out of landfills, green your living space, and save money all at the same time! Learn about all the resources available to… Read more »

Have You Noticed? Bag Ban Is in Effect

Have You Noticed? Bag Ban Is in Effect
The Alameda County Bag Ban got off to a start this month, and food stores from corner bodegas to Walmart have all had to comply. We’re supportive of the ban for multiple reasons: it prevents raw resources from going into a throw-away product, it keeps plastic litter out of our streets and waterways, and the… Read more »

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

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:… Read more »

Berkeley Getting Ready to Ban Plastic Bags

Berkeley Getting Ready to Ban Plastic Bags
Berkeley has been poised to ban disposable, single-use plastic bags for a few years now. But the plastics industry has beaten back similar measures in other cities, tying the efforts up in costly lawsuits. And then the plastics industry lobbied hard to kill a statewide bill to ban plastic bags. This time, Berkeley is ready… Read more »