06 May '11, 1pm

StopWaste Expands to Trim Supply Chain Packaging Waste Nationwide

StopWaste Expands to Trim Supply Chain Packaging Waste Nationwide

OAKLAND, CA — Use Reusables has helped more than 200 companies in the San Francisco Bay Area adopt reusable boxes and other transportation packaging over the last four years. The program, run by the Oakland-based public agency StopWaste , will soon go nationwide with the help of a $499,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Use Reusables was launched in mid-2007 and offers workshops, events and advice on reusable boxes, pallets and other packaging involved in moving goods around. It has worked with 211 organizations in the Bay Area, but it has wanted to reach a wider audience. "All along we felt that this is a supply chain project," Justin Lehrer, StopWaste program manager, said. "And with the impacts of supply chains, it doesn't make sense to focus on just one county." StopWaste's main partner in the Use Reusables campaign is the Reusable Packaging Assoc...

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