El Metate successfully implemented the following ReThink Disposable best practices:
  • Reusable utensils are provided for dine-in
  • Uses reusable sauce cups for customers dining on site
  Their annual impacts are:
  • $8,957 in net savings
  • Eliminating 493,711 pieces of disposable packaging
  • Preventing 3,651 lbs of waste
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