As part of our ongoing efforts to support our constituents during COVID-19 and promote more sustainable economies, ActiveSGV is excited to launch a program to provide businesses in unincorporated Los Angeles County a free opportunity to try out compostable foodware products.
The vast majority of takeout food containers, utensils, and other foodware products are made from petrochemicals. Yes, most plastics are made from fossil fuels. While some can technically be "recycled", foodware products generally are not as they are contaminated during use and have extremely little post-market value. As a result, in the best case scenario these products end up in landfills, worst case they are littered and find their ways into our open spaces, waterways, and oceans. It's a huge problem, and it's getting bigger as fossil fuel companies invest billions in expanding plastic manufacturing in the United States.
The Compostables Pilot Program is designed to support food-serving businesses in unincorporated Los Angeles County during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing compostable takeout foodware products at no cost for one month. Businesses located in unincorporated communities of Los Angeles County interested in participating in the program should fill out this online interest form.
For more information about the program, please contact us.
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