The Dirty Truth About Disposble Foodware: The Mismatched Costs and Benefits of U.S. Foodservice Disposables and What to Do About Them

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This report from The Overbrook Foundation outlines the environmental and economic costs associated with throw-away foodware, like single-use cups, plates, lids and to-go boxes. Authored by Ellie Moss and Rich Grousset, the report details the economic costs to businesses and cities from managing disposable foodware and shows how throw-away products are negatively impacting cities, consumers, and restaurant owners. It also makes the case that “reduce and reuse solutions” have the potential to eliminate the need for 63% of disposable foodware.

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