ReThink Disposable & Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund have released a timely guide, COVID-19 Pandemic Precautions and Recommendations For Reusable Food Service Ware (download pdf here), for restaurants seeking to keep customers safe while at the same time honoring our commitment to the planet. This guide was created in collaboration with MudLab and the UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.
In the guide, readers will find conclusions about the safety of reusables from the scientific community, FDA, CDC, and other authorities on the topic. Further, helpful tips for maintaining reusable systems despite the extra precautions necessary for protection against COVID-19 are paired with practical tips from restaurants who currently implement such re-use systems.
Thank you for widely sharing this information with the hopes that more organizations will choose to return to reusables soon!