We help community leaders pass ordinances that make sit-down dining disposable-free, paving the way for innovative businesses to provide reusable to-go services.
Community leaders and policy makers are eager to solve plastic pollution but many don’t know what to do beyond passing plastic bag and Styrofoam bans.
That's where our ordinance comes in. Dining in? No problem. You eat on a REAL plate, with REAL silverware, and drink out of a REAL glass. But what about take out or delivery? We've got you covered. You get reusable take-out boxes and to-go cups that you can drop off at convenient locations, or have them picked up next time you order delivery (because all the restaurants are using the same system). Tired of all the trash? Join us to make it happen in your community.
Scientists & specialists assure the public that reusables are safe if basic hygiene and contact-free systems are utilized.
UPSTREAM's response to the Plastic Industry Association's push for more single-use plastics
While we applaud the Bay Area’s efforts to ensure our safety, banning reusable bags moves us in the opposite direction.