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Join the ReThink Disposable team and special guests for a discussion on reducing plastic pollution by switching businesses, institutions, and organizations to reusable foodware!

The world produces 380 million tons of plastic every year. Up to 50% is for single-use purposes, equivalent to the weight of more than 520 Empire State Buildings! Since 2011, ReThink Disposable has helped food service providers shift away from single-use, to reusable foodware. Collectively, we prevent in excess of 22 million pieces of single-use packaging annually from ever needing sorting, landfilling, incinerating, or capturing. We need to bring this critical work to scale in order to match the level of the plastic pollution crisis.

Meet the organizers of our newly expanded ReThink Disposable program, hear from program participants and supporters, and learn how you can get involved! This virtual event will include a panel discussion, a question and answer section, and conclude with optional breakout rooms to meet with regional organizers. Be part of the solution, not the pollution - join us!

Project and webinar partially funded by NOAA Marine Debris Program

Support ReThink Disposable and have your donation matched through July:


Grace Lee
National ReThink Disposable Program Director, Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund

John Charles Meyer
Founder, Plastic Free Restaurants

Erik Hernandez
Partnerships Division, California State Parks

Kim O'Rourke

Recycling Division of Public Works, City of Middletown Connecticut

Melissa Hillier
Franciscan Charities of Newark

Avonna Sarck
Minnesota State Director, Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund

Breakout Sessions With ReThink Disposable Organizers
Chloe Kintop, Minnesota
Marta Young, New Jersey
Amber Schmidt, New England

This project and webinar is partially funded by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program.


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