Rethinking Plastic, Habits of Waste, and Ringling College of Art & Design are joining forces with students to create an environmentally friendly campaign.

In order to save restaurants money and reduce plastic waste, Rethinking Plastic is supporting the #cutoutcutlery campaign by Habits of Waste. We are asking local restaurants to provide plastic cutlery ONLY when diners ask for it. This saves money and reduces plastics from entering our oceans. Postmates and Uber Eats have already joined and changed their default setting for plastic cutlery to be available “upon request” only, and within one year Postmates saved 122 Million packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream!  

We are hoping for 100% participation from Sarasota restaurants. Rethinking Plastic has partnered with Ringling College Volunteerism leaders and will be offering  #cutoutcutlery signs to restaurants for their front windows with with art work from Ringling College students. 

"Within one year Postmates saved 122 Million packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream!"


We are excited to share restaurants that join our campaign. Please make sure you support them and tell them you are happy they are participating in the #cutoutcutlery campaign. 


Please invite your favorite restaurants to join and use the hashtags #rethinkingplasticusa and  #howchanger


To reduce unnecessary plastic waste, we will provide plastic cutlery upon request only.

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