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 »
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 »
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 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 »
In 2003 the Ecology Center hosted a contest in Berkeley called Cash for Trash, a fun and educational event in which volunteers audited the trash cans of participating residents, and the residents with trash cans most devoid of recyclable material won cash money prizes. The event, funded by StopWaste, awarded a total of $7500 in… Read more »