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    When West Advertising moved into their current location in Alameda, they took the opportunity to renovate and green their new building and grounds, and to improve day-to-day office operations.

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    From product design and distribution to daily operations, Way To Be Designs in Hayward is proving that “green” is literally the “way to be.” They provide medium to large-scale businesses with logo-emblazoned merchandise, uniforms and other apparel, and strive to work with partners that manufacture and distribute products made from organic, sustainable, used and recycled materials.

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    Surplus Service in Fremont is driven by the philosophy that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure. With a little effort, defective electronics can be diverted from the waste stream and given a second life.

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    Monkey Bars in Alameda is changing the way we think about children’s accessories by providing hip and stylish alternatives that are healthy for kids and the planet.

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    Being green is nothing new to Metro Lighting in Berkeley – it has been integral to their business philosophy from the beginning.

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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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    StopWaste commissioned this independent field test to determine the feasibility of using reusable plastic containers for shipping and displaying produce in grocery stores. The case study presents lessons learned during the 19-week test conducted at two Andronico's supermarkets and two Food Maxx wholesale grocery outlets.

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  • Join the Smart Kitchen Initiative

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    StopWaste is offering free food waste tracking equipment and training for mid- to high-volume food service operators in Alameda County, to help reduce pre-consumer food waste. Most participating kitchens can anticipate reducing pre-consumer food waste by 50%, saving money on food purchases and improving operations. Watch the 30-min webinar to learn more.

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    Download this 2 page flyer to learn more about StopWaste's Smart Kitchen Initiative. The program provides free assistance for mid- to high-volume food service operators in Alameda County to reduce pre-consumer food waste. Participating kitchens will save money on food purchases and improve operations.

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