Jules Thin Crust – Setting an Example for Zero Waste Restaurants

Jules Thin Crust – Setting an Example for Zero Waste Restaurants

Last month, the City of Berkeley, CA, unanimously passed the nation’s most ambitious, comprehensive ordinance on disposable plastic foodware to date.  The new law requires that:

Disposable items like utensils, straws, lids, and sleeves may only be provided upon request or at a self-serve station, not automatically.

Food vendors must provide compost bins for customers.

All disposable takeout foodware must be 100% BPI certified compostable by January 1, 2020.

All vendors must charge $0.25 cents for hot and cold takeout cups by January 1, 2020.

All eat-in customers must be served foods in reusable foodware by July 1, 2020.

This ordinance is a big win for the plastic-free, zero-waste movement, and it will require big changes for some Berkeley restaurants.  But there are restaurants, whether in or outside Berkeley, that are already ahead of the game.  Last year, I hung out with Heather Clapp of Jules Thin Crust pizza restaurant just… Read the rest

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