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Press Release

Upstream Announce Winners of The Reusies® 2023, Praising Leaders in Eliminating Single-Use Products

Re:Dish is awarded Most Innovative Reuse Company in the Food & Beverage category.

Winners were announced at GreenBiz’s Circularity 23 on June 7, 2023.

SEATTLE - Upstream, a non-profit sparking innovative solutions to plastic pollution, officially announces the winners of the Third Annual Reuse Awards, The Reusies® 2023. The Reusies is an innovative awards program honoring changemakers developing a better way than throw-away, advancing systemic change and co-creating a world where we can get what we need and want without all the waste. 


The Reusies received hundreds of nominations and submissions from leading startups, environmental activists and community leaders across the United States and Canada that are growing the reuse movement.  


“We’re so impressed by all of the applicants, finalists, and winners this year. Year over year, our honored judges have had an increasingly difficult task in selecting award recipients,” said Priscilla Johnson, Chief Strategy Officer at Upstream. “It’s a testament to the strength and rapid growth of the reuse movement.” 


For the first time since its debut in 2021, The Reusies was held live, in person at Circularity 23, the leading convening of professionals building the circular economy, hosted by GreenBiz Group—as well live-streamed to audiences around the world.


The 2023 winners Include:

  • Community Action of the Year — Building Reuse: Reuse Seattle

  • Community Action of the Year — Policy: The Town of Banff

  • Most Innovative Reuse Company - Food & Beverage: Re:Dish

  • Most Innovative Reuse Company - Consumer Packaged Goods: Generation Conscious

  • Most Innovative Reuse Company - Fashion and Apparel: Bleckmann (The Renewal Workshop)

  • Corporate Initiative of the Year - honorary award: The Clorox Company

  • Activist of the Year: Daniel Vukelich

To learn more about each winner’s initiatives and the luminaries who were featured at The Reusies, please visit:

Watch the awards ceremony (Most Innovative Reuse Company - Food & Beverage starts at 1h7m):

A special thank you to The Reusies partners: supporting sponsor Closed Loop Partners, apparel impact institute, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, GreenBiz Group, McDonough Innovation, Oceanic Global, Ocean Plastics Leadership Network, Players for the Planet, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, World Economic Forum, and the World Wildlife Fund. 

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