ReThink Disposable

Clean Water is taking-on single use products: from shopping bags, to food and beverage packaging, to plastic water bottles, our goal is to minimize the use of single use products. Click on one of the links to the left, or below, to find out more. 

 

Take the Pledge!

Take the Pledge to Reduce Single-Use today!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

disposable spoons and resusable spoons

Participating Business Testimonials

Read our case studies from food establishments that have received ReThink Disposable assistance. 

Disposable food containers

Reducing Disposables in Food Service

ReThink Disposable is a technical assistance program that helps food businesses implement best practices to reduce waste and cut costs by minimizing disposable product usage.

From We All Live Downstream

May 22, 2017

Excitingly, on May 16, 2017, Milpitas City Council in California held a public hearing and adopted the first reading of an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foodware ordinance necessary to restrict the provision of EPS foam food service ware and protect public health, safety, and welfare.

May 15, 2017

In celebration of Earth Day, the Peralta Community College District hosted the 11thannual EcoFest Sustainability Festival at Laney College on Thursday, April 20, 2017.  The festival featured over 100 groups including live music, dancing lessons, local programs, environmental companies and non-profits, exhibitors featuring sustainable goods, and food trucks.

April 10, 2017

Five ReThink Disposable staff and 45 students recovered a surprising amount of trash on a litter cleanup and characterization at Laney College in Oakland recently:

Our goal was to identify sources of trash on campus and help the students create a source reduction program on campus to stop litter before it starts. We also wanted to prevent litter from polluting Peralta Creek, San Lorenzo Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.