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  • Volunteers at Hoover Garden Day
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    Elementary, middle and high school students from across the County have been showing fans how to properly sort recyclables and compostables from trash at Cal football and basketball games as part of our partnership with Cal Athletics which began in 2014. Now Cal Athletes are helping out at the schools.

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  • Keep Your Green Bin Clean with a Newspaper Origami Liner

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    During the last two years, StopWaste has been working with Memorial Tabernacle Church in North Oakland and their Youth Going Green (YGG) Program to help spread the word about the importance of composting, recycling, and energy efficiency programs. We are excited to share the series of tutorial videos we made with their help.

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    The United States Postal Service’s massive Oakland Processing and Distribution Center uses reusable containers to prevent waste and recycles undeliverable mail, paper, cardboard, bottles, cans, plastic film, pallets, and other materials, saving $200,000 per year.

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    - Reduced food waste by 19%, equivalent to 27 tons per year.
    - Cost of food waste avoided equivalent to saving more than $98,000 a year.
    - Continue to reduce waste using automated food waste tracking system.

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    Tesla Motors designs and manufactures electric vehicles. At their plant in Fremont they build the Model S, an all electric sedan that seats up to 7 people and was Motor Trend’s 2013 Car of the Year. The car company worked closely with StopWaste’s Use Reusables program to switch to reusable windshield racks, a project that eliminates about 100 tons of cardboard waste a year.

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    As part of a waste reduction initiative within McDonald’s Pacific Sierra Region, the owners and franchise partners of 24 restaurants in Alameda County made recycling and composting of food scraps and food-soiled paper a priority at their businesses.

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    UC Berkeley’s foodservice provider Cal Dining measures types and amounts of pre-consumer food waste with specialized tracking equipment, then uses the findings to modify purchasing and food prep routines. Cal Dining has reduced food waste by 19%, equivalent to 27 tons/year, or $98,402/year in reduced food costs.

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    Improved landscape composting operations and a new on-site food scrap composting system have helped this college in Hayward cut garbage disposal costs by $7,500 a year, and save $2,500 annually on soil amendment.

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    From undeliverable mail in the Administration building to food scraps from the cafeteria, UC Berkeley recycles as much as possible. The bottom line: savings of $60,000 annually. Note: UC Berkeley was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    This former Fremont facility cuts costs by more than $27,000 and reduced waste by 120 tons a year with reusable shipping containers, careful supply chain management, and expanded recycling. Note: Toyota Logistics Services was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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