Alternatives to the BADFive
This is where BADFive Free comes in. #BFF
Our intent is NOT to endorse any manufacturer, nor can we test for safety and efficacy of every product. Rather, we need to “rethink plastic” options and begin to explore all the eco-friendly packaging alternatives available. What we do know is that at this time Rethinking Plastic does not recommend products that must be composted in a commercial composting facility. Because there is no facility near the Sarasota area, these products act like plastic and have the same ill-effects as plastic when they become litter or make their way to our oceans.
These lists of alternative offerings below will continue to grow and become more economical as demand increases. They are meant for both restaurants and individuals. If you have one to add, please let us know!
Alternatives to Polystyrene and Plastic To-Go Containers
Alternatives to polystyrene & plastic To-Go containers include
plant based & paper based clamshells, condiment cups, plates, bowls, and boxes.
Alternatives to plastic & polystyrene cups and lids include filling customers' personal bottles and offering reusables for dining in.
Alternatives to plastic & polystyrene cups and lids for beverages that are dispensed in bulk are difficult to find if you do not include commercially composted items.
Alternatives to plastic straws include paper, metal, glass,
bamboo, hay and pasta!
Alternatives to Plastic & Polystyrene Cups, Lids & Straws
Alternatives to plastic bottles include filling customers' personal bottles, offering reusables for dining in and offering beverages in hermetically sealed glass and aluminium for take outs.
Alternatives to Plastic Bottles
Alternatives to plastic bags include paper, cloth and bringing ones own.
Alternatives to Plastic Bags
Alternatives to plastic utensils include metal and various woods like bamboo.