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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 waste and costs, improve customers’ dining experience, prevent litter, and keep local waterways clean.  


Reusable Food Ware During Covid-19

Food businesses can find tips for safely using reusable food ware in this Covid-19 Update, which was developed by StopWaste in consultation with the Alameda County Department of Environmental Health.

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Take-Out Foodware Solutions that Cut Cost & Waste

StopWaste is working with food businesses in Alameda County to try out reusable service ware for takeout orders and delivery.

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ReThink Disposable Assistance

ReThink Disposable is a free program that helps businesses and schools transition to reusable food ware and introduce practices that prevent waste. 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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Compostable Food Service Ware

If disposable food service ware is your only option, select compostable items certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI). For additional guidance consult StopWaste’s Guide to Purchasing Compostable Food Service Ware.

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