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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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    - 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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    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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    The Coliseum Complex wanted the best waste reduction program in the big leagues. Providing $20,000 in grant funding and free technical assistance, StopWaste has helped the Coliseum become the first major league sporting venue to use and recover compostable cups instead of plastic.

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    This artisanal bakery in Berkeley relocated and grew its business. Green building materials and techniques were used during building renovations. The move presented an opportunity to set up composting and recycling programs that have reduced waste by over 95%. 

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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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