Plenary: The Decline of Single-Use Disposables – Reusable Foodware Systems

December 9, 2021 from 9:25 am to 10:15 am

Speaker: Moderator: Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn • Panelists: Dagny Tucker, Scott Morrison, Crystal Dreisbach

2021, December 9 • 9:25am – 10:15am

Three entrepreneurial visionaries explore how businesses, citizens, governments, and communities can transition from an unsustainable single-use foodware and packaging paradigm to a healthier, more economically viable, and socially just model. In a landscape of resistant industries and voices – and a worldwide pandemic – entrepreneurs, municipalities, and consumers throughout the world are putting forward efforts to build community resiliency, address safety and health concerns, create independence from the global supply chain, and change habits to accelerate reusable, refillable, and reliable systems. The future is reusable!

Moderator: Chrise de Tournay Birkhahn, Zero Waste USA, City of Berkeley Zero Waste Commission Chair