Join US on August 21st

Help Design a Citywide Reuse System for Cups & Food Containers!

Please join us at our upcoming meeting for food businesses Monday, August 21st from 2:00-3:00pm, where you can learn about the reuse system, imagine how it would work for Ann Arbor businesses, and provide input to design a system that works for everyone in our community. 

This event is hosted in collaboration withthe City of Ann Arbor, Recycle Ann Arbor, and Perpetual.

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Imagine receiving your to-go coffee in a borrowed durable cup that keeps the coffee warm until the last drop. When you are done, you toss it into one of many conveniently placed collection bins around town, where it is picked up, washed, and sanitized, to be used again and again. If you could easily borrow and return reusable cups and containers every time you got food or drinks to go, at no cost to you as long as you returned the item, would you do it? 

Reusable foodware programs can offer a better and healthier eating and drinking experience, reduce waste and litter, create good local jobs, keep more money in the local economy, reduce the toxic emissions associated with extraction, transportation and manufacturing of single-use plastics, and deliver reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions. 

Are you involved with a food business?

We invite you to join us and other leaders from the Ann Arbor restaurant and foodservice community for an interactive webinar on Monday, August 21st, from 2-3pm. We will share practical details about how a citywide reusable cup and container program could work for businesses and get your input on what would work for your business. 

If you would like to learn more but cannot attend, please reach out to Yusef Houamed ( to schedule a meeting.

If you think your business’s use of disposable foodware is cheap – you might be surprised. An average small to medium restaurant spends more than $50,000 on disposables annually. Want to see how much you spend? This disposable foodware calculator tool makes it easy!

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