Project Name: ReThink Disposable: Preventing Riparian Trash at the Source
Grantee: Clean Water Fund
District Award: $82,133
SCW Program Priority: B7 Pollution Prevention
Year Awarded: 2014
Project Summary: With funding from the district, this project supported the expansion and pilot of the ReThink Disposable program in three cities of the county of Santa Clara—San Jose, Cupertino and Sunnyvale. This upstream pollution prevention approach conserves resources, prevents waste and greenhouse gas emissions, saves businesses money, and reduces plastics and trash that enter the San Francisco Bay and the ocean. ReThink Disposable is grounded on research conducted by CWF and five local government partners that found that 67% of the trash entering Bay Area trash hot spots (creeks and storm drains) is food and beverage packaging- most of it related to take-out food service.
Project Location: Countywide but mainly San Jose, Cupertino and Sunnyvale
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