Green Garlic Fries Anyone? Sustainable Concession Stand: The Giants, in partnership with PG&E, ABM, Centerplate, Henny Penny and Coca-Cola, turned one of its most popular concession stands; the Gilroy Garlic Fries stand (Promenade Level, Section 119) into the ballpark's FIRST sustainable stand. This 550-square foot sustainable stand was completely retrofitted with Henny Penny Open Fryers, which reduce gas consumption by 32 percent, cut utility cost by more than half and automatically reduce cooking oil consumption by 12 percent. Coca-Cola's Energy Management System Cooler saves up to 35 percent more energy than traditional models. The standard lights were replaced with High Lumen lights and ballast lamp starters, which are the most efficient tube (T8) lights and starters available and use 36.5 percent less electricity. The signage in the stand, provided by EcoSignWorks.com, is made on 100 percent biodegradable and recyclable materials. The drink cups are recyclable and the paper boats and carry trays are compostable. The paint used to repaint the stand "green" is environmentally friendly. In all, the stands energy efficient appliances save enough energy to fry an additional 110 tons of garlic fries. Approximately, 800 pounds of garlic fries are prepared in this stand per game.
Green Team: The Green Team was established in 2009. The Green Team is comprised of all employees who are easily identified by their unique uniforms made from recycled materials. The Green Team proactively works with ballpark guests to assist with their recycling and composting of trash.
Recycling: The Giants continue to lead the industry with their greening efforts and programs. For the ninth consecutive year, the Giants won the coveted MLB Green Glove Award, given to the team leader in recycling and general sustainability and initiatives. The Giants continue to set industry records with their waste diversion numbers year after year, with 95.08 percent of their waste in 2016 being diverted from going to the landfill through an aggressive recycling and composting program (57 percent in 2009, 75 percent in 2010, 85.2 percent in 2011, 94.7 percent in 2012, 94.1 percent in 2013 and 95.7 percent in 2014, 94.8 percent in 2015). Recyclables and compostables include cans, bottles, plastic cups, cardboard, paper, wood pallets, electronic components, light bulbs, batteries, cooking grease, food waste and grass clippings. The Giants are the single largest contributor to the San Francisco Compost Program.