For dine-in operations, the owner has replaced paper plates with metal trays, replaced 9 oz plastic cups with reusable plastic tumblers, replaced plastic utensils with silverware, eliminated straws, replaced a disposable foil pan with a reusable basket, and reduced use of wax wrapping paper. ReThink Disposable reimbursed New York Pizza $170.23 for the purchase of 31 metal pizza pans, 20 reusable water cups, 24 metal forks and 24 knives to implement the recommended best management practices. The owner had difficulty with employees putting straws out and instead of elimination has placed them in the self-serve station with signage; however, the owner has agreed not to buy more straws once the current inventory is depleted. The auditor has verified the changes have been made, collected follow-up data, and completed this business’s certification. A final report will be presented to the City to determine if this business qualifies for a spot to be designed into final case study format. The results of New York Pizza’s ReThink Disposable certification are:· $3,304 in annual ongoing savings, 2,955 pounds of annual trash prevented, 135,354 disposable items reduced annually.
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