The Austin Reuse Coalition is a collective of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, business leaders and passionate community members with the mission to prevent landfill waste by supporting Austin in the transition from single-use disposables to reusable alternatives.
The Austin Reuse Coalition hosts a variety of events and initiatives in the Austin, TX area to help better understand the waste generated by our city, identify ways to combat landfill waste, and build solutions to continue Austin’s transition from single-use disposables to reusable alternatives.
In May 2021, the Austin Reuse Coalition organized a TrashBlitz, a community-based initiative that utilizes a network of nonprofit organizations, volunteers, and local programs to collect litter item, brand, and material data through cleanups that can be used to support better policies around plastic production, usage, and disposal. TrashBlitz Austin helped us identify that single-use plastic food ware was one of the top items polluting our community.
To better understand what types of single-use food ware items and materials are used, the Austin Reuse Coalition conducts a , a volunteer-led city-wide restaurant audit of plastic food ware. With a clear understanding of the plastic items that are entering the waste stream in Austin from food facilities, we will be able to better guide businesses towards a reuse culture specific to Austin.
The Austin Reuse Coalition is open to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, business leaders and community members interested in preventing landfill waste in our city. Send us an email below if you are interested in joining our coalition!
“Every year, In the U.S., we use 561 billion disposable foodware accessories,
which in turn create 4.9 million tons of waste." - The Overbrook Foundation
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