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Single-use food packaging is now the number-one listed item found on our beaches and waterways per the Ocean Conservancy’s study of the annual Coastal Cleanup Day’s results in 2019. The key to reducing much of the litter we see in our communities is to make an effort to choose reusable dishware.

Instead of writing a law banning straws or plastic foodware, San Ramon has designed a program meant to encourage, educate, and reward businesses and residents in taking steps toward reducing dependency on single-use foodware.

What Individuals Can Do:

Whenever possible, choose reusable dining items over single-use options:

  • Bring your own cup
  • Bring your own utensils
  • Choose a San Ramon eatery that relies on reusable dishware

Talk to family, friends and neighbors on how each of us can plan to reduce the amount of disposable foodware created during any dining experience – we are all in this together.

For more ideas on how individuals can help to create a Trash-Free San Ramon, please reach out to the Solid Waste & Environmental Programs Division at [email protected].

Certified Trash-Free Businesses in San Ramon:

The City of San Ramon is dedicated to educating, encouraging, and rewarding San Ramon businesses that are taking steps to reduce the garbage created by single-use foodware, such as plastic cups and utensils.  

Below is a list of Trash-Free businesses that have shown their commitment to keeping the City of San Ramon Trash-Free. So be on the lookout for a Trash-Free certificate or window cling next time you dine out.

1. C Casa