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Niles Pie of Union City Wins 2017 StopWaste Award

Niles Pie shows their Reusable Boxes

Niles Pie in Union City received a 2017 Business Efficiency Award for Excellence in Waste Prevention & Reuse from StopWaste.

Niles Pie Company is a retail and wholesale bakery with eight staff. Their pies and baked goods are made with organic, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and sold at the store and four farmers market locations in Alameda County. With the help of a StopWaste Use Reusables grant, they purchased 100 reusable wooden pie boxes in October 2016, expected to help prevent the use of at least 2,000 disposable paper boxes over one to two years. Niles Pie Company offers reusable dishes and silverware for prepared food served on-site, repurposes food scraps where possible, and composts the rest via voluntary organics collection. Surplus baked and prepared foods are donated to local non-profits helping the needy.

For more information about the 2017 StopWaste Business Efficiency Awards visit www.StopWaste.org/2017awards.

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