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  • Posters   

    This flyer describes the ReThink Disposable program and has testimonials from participating businesses.

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  • Brochures   

    This comprehensive 27-page guide provides examples of reusable foodware substitutes for disposable products that contribute to the waste generated by a typical food service business.

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    “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.

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  • Success Stories   

    “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.

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    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.

  • Success Stories   

    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.

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  • Reusable Packaging Case Study: Tesla Motors & Veritable Vegetable

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    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.

  • Peerless Coffee on the Stopwaste Partnership

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    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.

  • Intro to Reusable Packaging

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    Learn how reusables can help your organization reduce solid waste and GHG emissions, while reducing disposal costs and improving worker safety.

  • Brochures   

    Reusables 101 outlines the basics of reusable transport packaging: what it is, how it works, and why the switch makes sense for many businesses.

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