Joanne Nghiem

ReThink Disposable: “Unpackaging Alameda” Demonstration Project Launches!

August 25, 2017

Our $400,000 Ocean Protection Council-funded project has officially launched on the island of Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Clean Water Fund attended the 33rd Annual Alameda Art and Wine Faire on July 29, 2017 to unveil a groundbreaking project called “ReThink Disposable: Unpackaging Alameda, ” to create a model “unpackaged” community by engaging 100 food businesses on the island to become ReThink Disposable certified.

Dozens Take the ReThink Disposable Pledge at EcoFest

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.

Towards A Zero Waste Future At the Zero Waste Youth Convergence

March 29, 2017

Waste is a design flaw! This was the message at the 5th Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence (ZWYC) in San Francisco. Zero Waste Youth is an international organization that engages students and professionals to promote concepts for a zero waste future through waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.

This year’s convergence featured 31 speakers, including ReThink Disposable’s very own Chris Slafter, who championed the importance of reducing the use of single use disposable food and beverage packaging items.