OUR MISSION: 
STOP WASTE BEFORE IT STARTS

ReThink Disposable, a program of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund, prevents waste before it starts by working with local governments, businesses and institutions, and consumers to minimize single use disposable packaging in food service to conserve resources, prevent waste and ocean litter pollution. Disposable food and beverage packaging makes up 67% of litter in commercial streets. If we don’t end the “throw-away” lifestyle now, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050! This is a huge problem.

Businesses

Organizations large and small are saving thousands of dollars each year, and winning over their customers in a whole new way by championing our movement. For businesses, ReThink Disposable is a "win-win!" Join us!

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Governments

Governments are joining us to take the lead on the global plastic pollution problem. We partner with local and state governments to innovate new programs and policies to meet their waste and litter prevention goals, reducing pollution in local waterways and the ocean.

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Community

We couldn't be successful without a movement of ReThink Disposable champions and leaders to bring about change in their communities. Here's how you can take ACTION now and be the change you want to see in the world!

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ReThink Disposable Progress

Business Participants: 

240

Total
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Disposable Packaging Reduction: 

21 million

ANNUAL ITEMS
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Annual Waste Prevention:

262,237

pounds
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Annual Cost Savings:

$653,693

(after payback period)
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Participating Businesses

LATEST NEWS

Stay tuned for the latest news, research, and resources from around the world about plastic pollution, waste, and ocean litter.

New Jersey recently passed a statewide law banning single-use carryout bags and polystyrene foam

ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part II: Next Steps for Local Zero Waste Policies

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ne of our biggest victories in New Jersey was helping pass legislation banning single-use carryout

ReThink Disposable Blog Series Part I: Zero Waste at Home & In Your Community

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Clean Water Fund and StopWaste asked restaurants how the pandemic has impacted their sustainability

Through the Eyes of the Food Service Operator

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ReThink Disposable & Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund, in collaboration with

ReUse During Covid

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By the year 2050, there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than fish. What can we do,

Plastic Free July Calendar

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We are proud that, with the Ocean Protection Council, we have successfully wrapped a two-year

What the Unpackaging Alameda Project Means For The Future Of Source Reduction

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