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The Re:Dish Reusable Dishware Program
for Educational Institutions

In an educational landscape increasingly focused on building responsible global citizens, sustainability is not just an option, it’s critical. At Re:Dish, we’re tackling the problem of single-use waste in food service operations with a turnkey reusables dishware and food packaging program. By partnering with Re:Dish, schools and universities can seamlessly embrace reusables and help lead in the transition to a more circular economy.

Re:Dish is perfect for K12 schools, colleges, universities, and other educational facilities that generate high volumes of disposable food packaging waste. With minimal staff training, end-to-end program support, and a full complement of marketing and educational materials, your institution can quickly start making a positive impact while empowering the next generation through sustainability.

  • Set per-use fee, no upfront costs

  • Make a tangible environmental impact

  • Demonstrate your institution's commitment to sustainability every day

  • Empower students to make a difference


Re:Dishing is Designed to be Easy and Convenient

Re:Dish’s comprehensive Reusable Dishware Program champions sustainable dining, making it easy for campus food service to ditch single-use. We replace single-use items with a reliable supply of reusable containers, cups, and plates, catering to the specific needs of your dining services. After meals, students and staff return them to Re:Dish Drop-Off Bins located throughout the dining areas and campus.

Our team handles everything from there—collecting used items for expert cleaning and sterilization at our state-of-the-art facility, then restocking your inventory, ensuring a continuous supply of clean dishware.

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Tailor-Made Solutions

Inventory and scheduling customized for your campus needs.


Quality Reusables

Replace single-use items with our safe, durable, and FDA-approved dishware for an enhanced dining experience.

Professional Cleaning

We take care of washing, sterilizing, and restocking, ensuring a constant supply of clean dishware.

Just Looking for Outsourced Warewashing?

Perhaps you have trays that need washing or have already purchased your own reusable wares and simply need warewashing support? Re:Dish can help! In addition to our Reusable Dishware Program, we also offer 3rd party washing for all your food service needs.

Real Sustainability, Measurable Results

Re:Dish’s advanced tracking system ensures that every piece of dishware is accounted for. Using tech built specifically for reuse and our propriety dashboard DishTrack, we provide real-time data on the usage and return of each unit. This not only helps with inventory management, but also enables institutions to measure their environmental impact, in terms of waste diverted from landfills, emissions reduced, and water conserved, giving concrete data to showcase progress.

Re:Dish will also equip you with monthly progress reports which can be shared with students, faculty and your larger community to help build a culture around sustainability. Additionally, we offer integration with your POS system to enhance individual student accountability.

Empowering the Next Generation through Sustainability

The Re:Dish Program is a direct response to students' environmental concerns, offering schools a way to unite everyone through action. By choosing Re:Dish, campuses actively demonstrate sustainability, making them more appealing to environmentally conscious students and staff. This shared effort not only highlights the school's commitment to green practices but also fosters a campus-wide culture of sustainability. It's about taking everyday actions to address climate change together, making each meal a step towards a better planet.

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“Re:Dish has been the most positive experience of our lower school lunch program. It's the only thing that consistently works.”

- School Administrator

Reusable Food Packaging that Fits Into Your Food Service Operations

Re:Dish reusables are made of BPA-free polypropylene, designated as one of the safest plastics by the EPA, named one of the “most benign plastics” by the Clean Production Actions’ Plastics Scorecard, and approved by the FDA. At end-of-life, reusables are ground up and used to create lids for new containers, ensuring that the Re:Dish product never ends up in a landfill. Re:Dish reusables are:

  • Microwave- and freezer-safe

  • BPA-free

  • NSF-certified

  • Secure, sturdy, and stackable

  • Available in a variety of sizes and styles

  • Made in the USA

Extensive Program Support Comes Standard

At Re:Dish, we know the last thing your institution needs is another compliance program that takes time, money, and people away from your bottom line. That’s why we’ve created our model to be completely turnkey and easy-to-use, with minimal staff monitoring and oversight. Re:Dish's end-to-end customer support includes:


Training and Support

  • Easy-to-follow instructions for students, staff, and support teams for quick, efficient implementation

  • Operational guidelines for food service and janitorial teams

  • DishTrack Training Manual, for instruction on how to monitor inventory and impact


Communications Support

  • A comprehensive media kit with creative assets and templates to help develop communication materials for employees and stakeholders

  • Instructional and reinforcement signage for food pick-up areas, around return bins, table tops, and more

  • Sustainability messaging to report environmental progress to students and the community at large

Educational Support

  • Ready-to-go presentations to introduce the program

  • On-site launch support with Re:Dish Brand Ambassadors, and ongoing education tabling events as needed

  • Training materials to educate employees, staff, and the community on the environmental mission and process

How Much Environmental Impact Could Your School Have Re:Dishing?


A Sustainable, Educational Investment with Real Returns

Partnering with Re:Dish is an investment in your institution’s future, offering both economic and environmental returns. This full-service waste reduction solution is comparably priced to disposables but comes with the added benefits of supporting ESG goals and enhancing the student dining experience.

  • Fixed per-use costs

  • On-site delivery of clean reusable wares and collection of used ones

  • Washing, sanitizing, drying, and repackaging

  • Communication tools, implementation support and sustained engagement

  • Real-time usage and environmental metrics tied to Scope 3 ESG emissions reporting

  • Demonstrate to employees your commitment to sustainability on a daily basis while introducing a better dining experience

We’re committed to ensuring the program is a success!

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Re:Dish Today to Reshape Tomorrow

Re:Dish currently serves the NYC Tri-State area and Philadelphia, with plans for expansion into other markets. If you’re ready for your institution to start Re:Dishing, need warewashing support  or are just interested in more information, fill out our contact form or email us at and start reshaping the future.

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