“By switching from expensive recyclable and compostable packaging to real dishes, I was able to save money and do the best thing for the environment. And right away customers started commenting on how happy they are with the changes!” Jena Davidson, Co-owner of Sacred Wheel, Oakland.Read More
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“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.Read More
As the second largest employer in Union City and the largest flexible packaging manufacturer on the West Coast, Emerald Packaging proudly embraces responsible leadership. The company has many innovative sustainable initiatives and frequently introduces innovative tools and practices to the industry. In 2006, Emerald Packing created the first compostable plastic package in the produce industry using plant-based, bio-degradable (PLA) film. In 2012, they initiated advances in “field to fork” food product traceability with their packaging.
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StopWaste commissioned this independent field test to determine the feasibility of using reusable plastic containers for shipping and displaying produce in grocery stores. The case study presents lessons learned during the 19-week test conducted at two Andronico's supermarkets and two Food Maxx wholesale grocery outlets.Read More
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Fremont, CA) has replaced cardboard boxes with reusable racks to transport windshields for the Model S sedan. Veritable Vegetable (San Francisco, CA) has switched from disposable plastic stretch wrap to reusable pallet wrap. Each dealing with unique transport packaging challenges, these leading companies show how Reusables have streamlined operations, lowered cost and improved environmental performance.
StopWaste teams up with Peerless Coffee to reduce waste and save Peerless over $110,000 a year. StopWaste's free technical assistance and grant funding helped the company implement several waste reduction projects.
Reusables 101 outlines the basics of reusable transport packaging: what it is, how it works, and why the switch makes sense for many businesses.