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ReThink Disposable has long partnered with the City of San Francisco to help restaurants replace single-use foodware with cost-saving and planet-friendly reusable foodware. A recent champion is the House of Dim Sum in San Francisco’s Chinatown, which spent thousands of dollars weekly on disposable foodware.

After receiving technical assistance and fiscal support, the restaurant has eliminated 2.2 million disposable items every year. That’s more than seven tons of trash that won’t exist — the weight of a San Francisco cable car! An upfront investment of just $429 for durables will save $33,561 per year.

View the Case Study here (English) and here (Chinese).

To learn more about our ReThink Disposable program, visit

The Bottom Line:

2.2 million disposable items reduced per year              
$33,561 annual savings after payback period
7.7 tons of waste reduced annually

I encourage other businesses to work with ReThink Disposable and the City for the cost savings and to eliminate disposable items.

Ying Huang, Owner


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