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

January 19, 2017

Aquariums are in a great position to educate their visitors about the harmful impacts of plastic pollution. Lots of people visit aquariums—more than 183 million, worldwide, each year—and, according to research, they trust them more than most other public and private agencies.

I was thrilled to be invited to speak at a gathering of Aquarium staff from all over the country in Monterey Bay last month. About 100 guests representing 20 aquariums, nine environmental non-profits, a handful of consultancies, and a food and retail service provider participated in the event.

December 9, 2016

—This is a guest blog by Genevieve Abedon of Californians Against Waste

Going to Standing Rock to fight for Native rights, land and water, and against the outdated oil and gas industry has been one of the most inspiring experiences of my life. I was at Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota for most of Thanksgiving week.

May 19, 2016

City of Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang awarded our Rethink Disposable businesses for their incredible green success recently at a city council meeting.

Thanks to their participation in our program, three locally-owned food businesses in Cupertino have eliminated just under quarter of a million single-use disposable items from their operations each year, preventing over three and a half thousand pounds of trash, and saving a combined total of $10,000 annually.  Those are the kind of numbers that get mayors to pay attention!