Unpackaging Alameda

ReThink Disposable, a project of environmental nonprofit Clean Water Fund, has launched an ambitious program to provide free support to 100 food businesses in Alameda, CA to go packaging free by the end of 2018. The program aims to save the average small food business $5,000 in packaging costs by reducing 2,000 pounds in waste, or 104,000 pieces of packaging.

Klean Kanteen is proud to be a major supporter of this initiative, as their goals directly align with our mission to reduce single-use waste. Learn more about Unpackaging Alameda below, including special discounts on reusable solutions for business and community members.

ReThink Disposable

Unpackaging Alameda Initiative

"We’re all about trying to create a cultural shift away from our society’s reliance on single-use disposable packaging," said ReThink Disposable program manager Samantha Sommer. "To do that, you need a model community, and we’re delighted that Alameda has won through a competitive process to become the model community we’re looking for."

Clean Water Fund

Mayor Trish Spencer and Kerry Parker, City of Alameda, Clean Water Fund Program Manager, Samantha Sommer, and Donna Layburn, President, Downtown Alameda Business Association, launch the program publicly at Alameda Art and Wine Faire.

Alameda Launches Packaging Initiative

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Are you an Alameda food business, resident, or school? Join the ReThink Disposable movement to "Unpackage Alameda!" Food businesses qualify for FREE assistance and money to support your efforts to reduce disposable packaging. ReThink Disposable helps your business:

  • save green while going green
  • reduce packaging and waste
  • keep your street free of litter
  • improve customer satisfaction
  • earn local promotion and awards

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Learn how Lola’s Chicken Shack, a family-run restaurant, improved their dining experience and saved staff time, all while saving money and reducing waste. > Read Case Study
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