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This webinar was broadcast on July 20, 2023. Click here to learn more about ReThink Disposable.

Join the ReThink Disposable team and special guests for a discussion on reducing plastic pollution by switching businesses, institutions, and organizations to reusable foodware!

Since 2011, ReThink Disposable has helped food service providers shift away from single-use, to reusable foodware. Collectively, we prevent in excess of 22 million pieces of single-use packaging annually from ever needing sorting, landfilling, incinerating, or capturing. We need to bring this critical work to scale in order to match the level of the plastic pollution crisis. Meet the organizers of our newly expanded ReThink Disposable program, hear from program participants and supporters, and learn how you can get involved!

This project and webinar is partially funded by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program.


Grace Lee
National ReThink Disposable Program Director, Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund

John Charles Meyer
Founder, Plastic Free Restaurants

Erik Hernandez
Partnerships Division, California State Parks

Kim O'Rourke
Recycling Division of Public Works, City of Middletown Connecticut

Melissa Hillier
Franciscan Charities of Newark

Avonna Sarck
Minnesota State Director, Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund

Joined by ReThink Disposable State Organizers:
Chloe Kintop, Minnesota
Marta Young, New Jersey
Amber Schmidt, New England

Support ReThink Disposable! Donations during the summer of 2023 will be matched until our goal is reached:

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