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Reducing Disposable Food Ware

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 
  • Lower waste collection service costs

ReThink Disposable is a free program that helps businesses and schools transition to reusable food ware and introduce practices that prevent waste. Many Alameda County businesses have switched to reusable food service ware. Watch their success stories.

In addition to hands-on support by ReThink Disposable staff, StopWaste is offering up to $500 in rebates toward the purchase of reusable food service ware.

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ReThink Disposable is a Clean Water Fund program conducted in partnership with local businesses and local government agencies. Generous support for the program is provided by a changing list of public and private funders. To learn more about the program, its partners, and funders, visit:

ReThink Disposable Assistance in Action

Case Study: Food Truck

“ReThink Disposable has been a huge success for Doc’s of the Bay. The recommendations are working fabulously and we’re seeing benefits well beyond the $2,000 annual savings. The food looks better than it ever has and customer response has been really positive.” Brandon Smuke, Truck Manager of Doc’s of the Bay Food Truck, Emeryville.