Single-Use Reduction Report

Over the last several years, the Truckee community has expressed interest in policies to limit single-use straws and polystyrene (Styrofoam). In response, Keep Truckee Green has done extensive research and received community feedback on the best strategies to make a positive impact in our community. As it turns out, single-use foodware strategies are not as simple as a Styrofoam or straw ban. Keep Truckee Green has compiled a report to provide information on this complex issue to Truckee community members and business owners.

View Keep Truckee Green’s Single-Use Reduction Report

View a One-Page Summary Fact Sheet

This report was presented and discussed at the Truckee Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 11, where Council directed staff to create a working group to move forward with single-use reduction policies. For more info, view the:


Restaurant Procurement Guide

As a follow up to business outreach, we have compiled a Procurement Guide to help food-related businesses procure takeout items that have a lower environmental impact. There are many factors that decide if a product is more or less environmentally friendly, including, but not limited to the material, weight, and packaging. There is no “best” disposable product, but this guide will help businesses with considerations to make when purchasing disposable products.