The Conservatory is successfully implementing the following ReThink Disposable best practices:
  • Reusable tumblers replace plastic water cups
  • Silverware is used in place of plastic utensils
  • A Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) incentive of $0.10 is advertised
  • Stainless steel spoons replace wooden stirrers
Their annual impacts are:
  • $6,899 in net savings
  • Eliminating 205,008 pieces of disposable packaging
  • Preventing 2,118 pounds of waste
This business certification was completed through a partnership between Clean Water Fund and The Bay Foundation.
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