Ongoing outreach and education about policy is critical to ensure all stakeholders – businesses and consumers – understand the regulation, know their options, and know what to do if someone isn’t complying. Proper communication on the measure allows for an increase in public acceptance and compliance. This can and should be done by advocates, businesses, and regulators.

  • Create and share a website for public and businesses, explaining the law and what this means for them
  • Publicise the regulation in prominent areas, using engaging communications materials
  • Use incentives or disincentives, such as fees and discounts to gain support of ordinance and socialise policy change early
  • Put signs near food service providers entrances reminding consumers to bring reusables


ReThink Disposables Resources

Informational Flyer – Pasadena Ordinance

FAQ & Poster – Santa Monica Ordinance

Website explaining ordinance – Manhattan Beach