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ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund, aims to stop trash before it starts.

The program works with local governments, businesses, and institutions to help them switch from single-use food packaging to reusables, helping them to go green and save money!

By providing knowledge, guidance, and support, ReThink Disposable inspires change that leads to conserved resources, saved energy, and reduced litter polluting our streets, communities, and waterways.

New Jersey ReThink Disposable Case Studies

Image of Clean Water Action and Franciscan Charities celebrating the Plastic Bag Ban

Franciscan Charities of Newark, NJ

ReThink Disposable provided Franciscan Charities of Newark with 400 sets of reusable food serviceware, eliminating 936,000 single-use disposables totaling 10,750 pounds from entering the waste stream annually and providing clients with a more dignified meal experience. "We are appreciative that we won’t only save up to $50,000 every year but we are also moving towards being better stewards of our environment." - Director Melissa Hillier, Franciscan Charities of Newark

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