The Minnesota Reusables Coalition (MRC) develops and supports infrastructure, policies, and partnerships to advance reusable foodware and packaging systems within the state of Minnesota.
Reusable and refillable foodware and packaging flourishes as a cultural norm, replacing current single-use systems. Minnesotans of all demographics understand the benefits of reuse compared to single-use and know where and how to utilize reusables.
- Identify infrastructure needs and pursue opportunities to secure resources for enabling widespread and diverse reuse systems.
- Advocate for policies that support and reduce barriers to the use of reusables in foodservice operations.
- Build collaborative partnerships between public and private stakeholders to amplify reuse systems.
Clean Water Action
City of St. Louis Park
Good To Go Cups
Minnesota Waste Wise
Making our voices heard
In September 2023, the MRC submitted comments on the MPCA's Metropolitan Solid Waste Solid Waste Management Policy Plan 2022-2042. The MRC's letter can be seen here.
Reusable coalitions outside Minnesota
There are many coalitions like ours doing great work to decrease dependence on single-use products in their communities. Find out what others are doing around the US and Canada.
Looking to start a coalition and don't see one near you? Our friends at Upstream offer support and fantastic resources to get you started.