Six pilot Northern California yacht clubs demonstrate their commitment to address ocean-bound waste and to ditch the throwaway lifestyle. This project was done in partnership with California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways and California Coastal Commission and endorsed by the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association. Berkeley Yacht Club reduced their use of disposable foodware items by an average 97% and prevents the use of 42,774 disposable items, weighing 1,123 pounds from entering the waste stream each year, and earns an ongoing annual net cost savings of $2,799. Encinal Yacht Club reported a reduction in their trash hauling bill of $246 per month, equaling an annual savings of $2,952.
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