ReThink Disposable is a technical assistance program to help food business operators reduce waste and cut costs by minimizing disposable packaging items. Whether you are a caterer, a mobile food vendor, or run a restaurant, café or institutional kitchen, minimizing the use of disposable food ware products can help you:
- Reduce disposable food service ware costs
- Improve customers’ dining experience
- Prevent litter near your business
- Keep local waterways clean
- Be a greener business and reduce waste
- Lower waste collection service costs
We provide hands-on support by ReThink Disposable staff for small food business operators including access great resources like the Reusable Foodware Guide and the ReThink Disposable Foodware Transition Calculator.
“I encourage other businesses to work with ReThink Disposable for the cost savings and to eliminate disposable items.”
Ying Huang, Owner, House of Dim Sum
$429 upfront investment, $33,561 in total annual net cost savings
Reduce Waste, Save Money, and Go Green!
See how other businesses and institutions have successfully reduced single use packaging from their operations.
"There is less trash in the self service area due to straw and sugar wrappers, and no more overfilled garbage cans... In a nutshell, it’s a win, win, win. It’s a win for the planet, a monetary win for me, and an operational win."
Mark Rogers, Owner, Lola's Chicken Shack
Increased business by 40% with no increased trash
Requirements For Participation:
- Implement ReThink Disposable Best Management Practices (BMPs) for source reduction.
- Able to provide information and implement BMPs within a timely manner. Typical time to complete certification is three months.
- Conduct baseline and follow-up inventory to measure packaging and waste reduction and cost savings.
"This program has kept us accountable, which is great. I have wanted to make these changes for a while now and some of the changes I haven’t even thought of before, so I am glad to have signed up for this program."
AJ Barish, Owner, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea & Cocoa
205,008 pieces of disposable packaging reduced per year for annual net savings of $6,899
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