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LET'S CREATE A TRASH-FREE SAN RAMON: Choose Reusable

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].


What Businesses Can Do:

Wherever possible, offer reusable dining items for patrons:

  • Reusable drinkware
  • Reusable utensils
  • Reusable dishes
  • Cloth napkins

If you would like more information on how your business can help create a Trash-Free San Ramon, please reach out to the Solid Waste & Environmental Programs Division at [email protected].

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