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The Next Generation of Foodware Policies: Encouraging Safer Food Packaging and Reusable Foodware

December 16, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

For the last several years, Upstream has shared single-use foodware reduction policy models that also include bans on toxic PFAS in food packaging. But, with over 12,000 chemicals in food packaging and other food contact materials, PFAS bans alone won’t ensure the safety of food packaging.

Upstream has teamed up with the Safer States network to develop more comprehensive foodware reduction policies designed to help us move towards non-toxic reusables and phase out the most problematic chemicals and materials from disposable food packaging.

In our next National Reuse Network meeting* on December 16, Miriam Gordon from Upstream and Renée Sharp from Safer States will present their shared vision for the next generation of foodware policies. Based on the strategies featured in Upstream’s newly launched Reuse Policy Playbook, we will showcase why it’s important to consider the role of toxic chemicals during the transition to reusables – including an overview of High Priority Chemicals and Materials to eliminate from food packaging and foodware – both disposable and reusable.

Date: Thursday, Dec 16
Time: 11:30 AM PT / 2:30 PM ET

Join us to learn how you can help drive the transition to safer foodware.

This webinar will run for one hour. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please register today. A recording of the event will be made available to all registrants, regardless of if you can attend.


December 16, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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