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Food Service Ware - Reusables

Restaurants, cafeterias, food vendors often use reusable products for serving food in-house - cups, plates, cutlery - although the switch to single-use disposables in-house and for to-go is having global environmental health impacts with the perception of eateries saving money.

Reuse beats single-use on GHG emissions, water consumption, resource extraction, waste generation, litter generation, and plastic pollution (-UpstreamSolutions.org)

Bringing your own and using eatery reusables for dining in-house, take-out, to-go, and leftovers is safe.  Click here for Alameda County information on Reusable Food Ware. Find locations with: BYO reusable cup or container, shop bulk bins & refill, reusables for on-site dining, and take out service partnerships

Vendors

Vendor Address City Destination Disposal Method Notes
Conscious Container PO Box 399 Truckee Reuse Free Drop-off, Paid Drop-off, Paid Pick-up, Buyback Drop-off Refillable glass bottle system for breweries, wineries, and beverages for consumers, producers and retailers. Producer consultation, bottle washing, bottle sales.
Dish Joy - Reuse Service 170 Quint St San Francisco Reuse Paid Pick-up Service that washes your food serviceware or theirs and returns it. Restaurants, caterers, hotels, cafeterias, etc.
Dishcraft Robotics - Bay Area 611 Taylor Way San Carlos Reuse Paid Pick-up Dishcraft provides a dishwashing delivery service that uses robotics and AI to increase productivity and reduce waste in commercial food service operations.
Dispatch Goods
4045 Cabrillo St
San Francisco Reuse Paid Pick-up, Paid Drop-off Stainless steel containers, silicone lids for restaurant food to be picked up or delivered to home/business.
PWC Used Barrels 1710 Soscol Ave
Ste 5
Napa Reuse Buyback Drop-off, Buyback Pick-up Purhase and sell used Barrels, Tanks, and Barrel Racks for wine, beer, cider, and spirits
r.Cup Minneapolis Reuse Paid Drop-off Reusable cup systems for venues and live events
Re-Up Refills 6025 College Ave Oakland Reuse Paid Drop-off Bring your empty containers to fill and refill with your pantry (fee). Including dried fruit, nuts, & seeds, oils, oats, nut butters, vinegars, baking soda & powder, rice, pasta, granola, tea, and spices.
Repurposed Materials 10220 Brighton Rd
Unit 7
Henderson Reuse Buyback Mail-in
ReThink Disposables 350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 200
Oakland Reuse Free Mail-in Calculator to see how much businesses can save by swapping out disposable packaging for reusables. Reusable Foodware Guide, research, ed materials, videos, and fee-based consulting
SPARKL Reusables Alameda Reuse Paid Pick-up, Paid Drop-off Reusable Dishes, to-go ware for meals, liquids (ex. soups), etc. for grocery stores, events, cafeterias, institutions
SwagCycle 30 Cobble Hill Road Somerville Reuse, Recycle Paid Mail-in boxes and boxes of goods with the outdated company logo
Upstream Solutions PO Box 1352 Damariscotta Reuse Free Mail-in Information Locator - Use their Reuse Business Directory to find reuse in Food Service, Retail, Shipping & Packaging locally and globally. For examples, dishwashing businesses, bulk retail shopping, and meal and grocery shipping/packaging. https://upstreamsolutions.org/reuse-services-and-business-directory Use their Reuse Savings Calculator to understand costs and benefits. https://upstreamsolutions.org/reuse-savings-calculator

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