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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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    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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    When you visit Laura Allen’s garden in Oakland it’s hard to believe that when she moved there in 2003 the yard was completely covered in concrete and weeds. She transformed the neglected space into a bountiful garden that produces bumper crops of fruits, nuts, and vegetables without using a lot of potable water.

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    Caroline Harris is gung-ho about sheet mulching and she’s not shy about knocking on her neighbor’s door with a smile on her face, a pile of cardboard in her arms, and a witty comment on the tip of her lips. After seeing a speaker demonstrate sheet mulching at a Bay-Friendly nursery talk, Caroline decided to give it a try – and also ended up helping many of her neighbors convert their lawns using this technique.

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