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    StopWaste helped food manufacturer American Licorice purchase a spiral dryer that prevents the creation of 150 tons of candy-waste a year. Through this and a variety of other measures, the company has reduced waste by 98%, saving $48,000 a year.

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    UC Berkeley is implementing food waste tracking systems at the four largest residential dining halls on campus. Specialized equipment and software helps kitchen staff weigh, record and analyze pre-consumer food and portion sizes, allowing them to identify and prevent food waste at the source.

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    Fremont-based global IT company SYNNEX is one of 11 winners of the 2011 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards, presented in a ceremony at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on October 28.

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    This Guide lists over 100 commercial products and services and the environmental attributes to consider when purchasing or specifying them. The Guide was developed to assist Alameda County businesses and public agencies procure environmentally preferable products. Available as an Excel document or as a PDF.
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    Rechargeable batteries save money and resources and often are the best choice for many uses. But they are best when matched to the right applications and there are some instances when they are not recommended.
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    Throughout the nation, local and state transportation departments have approved for use high quality road and highway products made with recycled materials. These agencies are purchasing a variety of products, including recycled content traffic cones, traffic barricades, channelizers, delineators, parking stops, sound barriers, object markers, reflective glass beads and much more.
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    Where do Amtrak trains go for service, maintenance, inspection and repair? In California, two facilities share the responsibility for keeping the railroad cars in tiptop shape—one in Los Angeles, the other in Oakland.

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    Ghirardelli Chocolate Company replaced cardboard boxes with a fleet of reusable totes for internal distribution of its chocolate products. Besides preventing 350 tons of soiled cardboard waste each year, this eliminates the purchasing cost for cardboard boxes as well as disposal fees, and even reduces chocolate breakage.

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    Orcon Corporation, a manufacturer of film and seam products for the aerospace and carpet industries, purchased equipment and software to switch to a paperless office system. Incoming paperwork is scanned and saved to the network, instead of making duplicate hard copies for different departments.

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    Peerless Coffee & Tea Company in Oakland purchased computerized packaging equipment to reduce expensive Mylar packaging waste, previously generated by their coffee bagging equipment. This waste prevention effort has resulted in savings of over $100,000 annually.

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