Stainless Steel, Ceramic, or Glass Containers

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Environmental & Health Information

Reusable foodware reduces the amount of waste going to the landfill. In addition, non-plastic foodware does release potentially hazardous chemicals into food.

Info on this product category: Foodware

Why Go Green

Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam) contains hazardous substances and suspected carcinogens, and has to go in the landfill.  So use compostable or recyclable foodware.

Tips

In San Francisco, put:

  • Plastic that says "compostable" and paper products that touched food (even if they have a thin plastic lining) in green compost bins.
  • "Biodegradable" plastics in trash unless it says “compostable” with a logo from Biodegradable Products Institute, Din Certco AIB Vinçotte Inter, Japan Bioplastics Association or Australian Environmental Labeling Association.
  • Plastic and metal foodware in blue recycling bins.  

  • Plastic food wrap in recycling locations at RecycleWhere

Criteria for Foodware

Reusable foodware is preferred. If not possible, foodware must be recyclable or compostable.

"Plant-based" foodware must be labelled "compostable" and certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute or equivalent certifier against ASTM D6400.

Last updated

Last updated: 
February 7, 2014

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