Re:Dish's reusable containers are measurably beneficial for the environment.
The Problem is Larger than Most Can Fathom
In the US alone, we use a trillion single-use food service products per year creating 10 millions tons of waste. Despite being compostable or recyclable, too many food containers end up in landfills, littering our streets, and polluting the oceans.
To compound the issue, the problem begins long before we start disposing of single-use wares. The manufacturing process alone requires substantial amounts of energy and water and results in emissions of greenhouse gases and other harmful chemicals. Plus, manufacturing often takes place in or near disadvantaged communities, increasing rate of disease and health issues.
Did you know?
According to the EPA, only 8.7% of all recyclable material gets recycled.
Reuse is the Answer
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 institutional food service through a circular model that cleans, sanitizes, and redistributes food and beverage containers seamlessly for reuse.
An independent lifecycle assessment done by Michigan-based RRS in 2021 compared Re:Dish containers to single-use containers of the same materials and found the measurable benefit of Re:Dish to be considerable.
Re:Dish is environmentally favorable to
single-use plastic, compostable and kraft paper products
Reduces emissions equivalent to a standard car on the road for a day and conserves approximately 41 gallons of water
GHG emissions are reduced by 93.2% and water consumption is reduced by 71.7%
Ecolab certified up to 1000 washes, Re:Dish saves 70.07 kg of C02