Manhattan Bread and Bagel

Manhattan Bread & Bagel is an eco-friendly café and bakery that sells sandwiches, soups, and more than 100 different baked goods each day. This small business has successfully cut down on 35 percent of its total waste stream, reduced trash pick-ups from five days per week to one day per week, and alternatively, increased recycle pick-ups from one day per week to four days per week (saving $230 per month on trash service fees) by using recycled paper and plastic service ware, banning all polystyrene, and partnering with both Waste Management and Recycling to Conserve (RTC) to recycle its facility’s food waste. Manhattan Bread & Bagel also participated in Southern California Edison’s Direct Install Program. This included installing occupancy sensors in storage and bathroom areas, a new LED exit light, T-5 florescent bulbs, upgraded refrigeration gaskets and LED MR16 light bulbs. These actions resulted in a 40 percent savings on the lighting cost portion of this small business’s utility bill. To add to its energy savings, Manhattan Bread & Bagel installed a direct fire tankless water heater to reduce its natural gas use. The bagel shop’s efforts were so extraordinary that the business was honored with a SoCal Environmental Excellence Development Award by the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition.

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