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Purchasing 30% post-consumer recycled content paper is now law in California for cities and counties.

SB 1383 Paper Procurement Resources

City and counties across California are required to purchase paper with 30% post-consumer recycled content and that is recyclable, due to a new State law aimed at combating climate change.

Alameda County Office of Sustainability is taking a leadership role in supporting local government compliance with these regulations. Please check out the resources below to learn more.

Green Purchasing Roundtable Webinars

We have hosted a series of webinars on the SB 1383 Paper Procurement to help build understanding of the regulations, provide tips for implementation and build capacity of current or potential paper vendors working with cities in the County.

Workshop 1 for cities: Paper Procurement Overview and Resources

Workshop 2 for cities: Compliant Paper Purchasing With or Without a Contract

Workshop 3 for current and potential vendors to cities:

Resources for Cities

Resources for Vendors

Disclaimer: The information contained herein shall not be construed as legal advice. Alameda County has compiled this information to support local government compliance efforts with SB 1383. The County makes no warranties and accepts no responsibility for compliance of other jurisdictions. Seek the advice of your legal counsel for questions regarding your jurisdiction's compliance efforts.