ReThink Disposable in NJ

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.

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ReThink Disposable - Governments

Preventing packaging at the source protects the environment and public health, reduces cleanup costs, and supports municipal environmental goals.

ReThink Disposable - Funders

ReThink Disposable would not be possible without our funders and partners.

COVID-19 Pandemic Precautions and Recommendations For Reusable Food Service Ware

ReThink Disposable & Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund, in collaboration with MudLab and the UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management have released a timely guide for restaurants seeking to keep customers safe while at the same time honoring our commitment to the planet. In the guide, readers will find conclusions about the safety of reusables from the scientific community, FDA, CDC, and other authorities on the topic. Further, helpful tips for maintaining reusable systems despite the extra precautions necessary for protection against COVID-19 are paired with practical tips from restaurants who currently implement such re-use systems.

Urge your town to pass a local plastics ordinance

Please contact your local officials to let them know you would like to see a single-use plastics ordinance in your hometown.

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From We All Live Downstream

July 13, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, household waste from packaged online orders, disposable take-out containers, and other single-use disposables is at an all time high. We also know that as much waste is produced by households, industry produces about 70 times that amount upstream. We are in one of the worst eras of plastic pollution ever, but we are also in one of the best moments of plastic pollution activism! Join us in celebrating Plastic Free July - a month dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to fight plastic pollution.

November 19, 2019

Winter is here and the season for holiday entertaining is fast approaching. While hosting any kind of gathering, it is easy to focus on convenience rather than on how much waste you are creating. Yet, every bit of trash generated will end up polluting the environment down the line. Waste and plastic pollution has become a global environmental crisis, threatening our waterways and oceans, wildlife, public health, and even our climate. By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean, by weight, than fish. And the problem doesn’t stop there.

Ready to Go Plastic Free?
July 30, 2019

You’ve heard a lot about Plastic Free July from us, and plastic pollution has also been in the news. Here’s my question – are you ready to make the move and switch away from all those wasteful single-use disposable products?



Good! Now let’s do it.