In-store collection of foodservice packaging

In 2012, California passed AB 341, which requires foodservice operators to reuse, recycle, compost or otherwise divert solid waste from disposal. In 2014, AB 1826 passed, which requires businesses to recycle their organic waste. More details on these laws may be found here and here, respectively.

Many types of foodservice packaging found in restaurants and other eating and drinking establishments can be recycled or composted. Foodservice operators can make recovery easier with this simple toolkit: