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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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    Pleasanton Corporate Commons, a multi-tenant office complex, received LEED-EB Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings), and saves $110,000 a year on disposal costs—all by implementing a new recycling program.

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    By increasing the efficiency of their manufacturing process, Pechiney (now Bemis Company Inc.) has reduced plastic film consumption by 150 tons a year, saving the company $165,000 annually. An excellent recycling program saves an additional $12,000 each year. Pechiney took advantage of three StopWaste funding options and earned over $78,000 in grants.

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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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    (NUMMI): This former Fremont-based auto manufacturer saved $2.5 million a year with reusable shipping containers. Note: NUMMI was among the first StopWaste clients to be profiled. The case study is still relevant today.

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    Metro (now Coalesse) makes furniture using wood feedstock from sustainable sources, recycled and recyclable materials, water-borne finishes and adhesives, and VOC-free powder-coat metal finishes. Among several waste reduction measures, the installation of cardboard and plastic film balers net $52,000 each year.

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    Duplex copying, high-volume printers, and electronic document distribution cut labor and copying costs by $22,000 a year, and prevent 11 tons of paper waste annually at this public agency’s administrative headquarters in Oakland.

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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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    Bayer’s pharmaceutical division adopted a company-wide environmental policy and implemented a model recycling and data management program.

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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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