The problem is bigger than most of us can fathom. In the US alone, we use more than half-a-trillion single-use food service products per year. To get an idea of how massive that number is, consider that half-a-trillion seconds equals 15 years!
Despite being compostable or recyclable, too many food containers end up in landfills, littering our streets, and polluting the oceans.
Did you know....?
According to the EPA, only 8.7% of all recyclable material gets recycled and only 4.1% of compostable material gets composted.
The problem begins long before we start disposing of single-use wares. The manufacturing process alone:
Requires substantial amounts of energy and water
Results in emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful chemicals
Often takes place in or near disadvantaged communities, increasing rate of disease and health issues
Creates catastrophic environmental consequences and waste
Every time a container is reused, the need to create a new one is eliminated. It's really that simple.
Re:Dish is part of the solution, shifting the environmental footprint of employee dining and take-out through a circular model that cleans, sanitizes, and redistributes food containers for seamless, sustainable reuse.
As an eco-friendly, reusable food container service, the measurable advantage of Re:Dish is considerable.* Every additional reuse represents incrementally positive progress in our quest to reduce the environmental impact of single-use wares.
Re:Dish is committed to being transparent in sharing its results, as well as flexible, open-minded, and future-sighted as we grow in both size and sustainability.
Take Out. Give Back.
When compared to a single-use container of the same material:
Re:Dish becomes environmentally favorable after only 10 uses
Every Re:Dish container returned saves the equivalent of 1 bottle of water
For every 200 uses, Re:Dish reduces carbon emissions equivalent to that of a standard vehicle on the road for 1 day
* Source: Independent Re:Dish Environmental Assessment by RRS, 2021.