Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Project
Locavore’s Bulk Container Program
Funds Used For
600 plastic containers eliminated per year
Central Oregon Locavore
Central Oregon Locavore used the Community Innovation Fund in 2021 to launch a Container Reuse Program at the indoor Farmer’s Marketplace in October 2021. This program encourages customers to re-use glass jars and plastic containers for bulk purchases that can then be returned to Locavore to be sanitized and re-used again. They were able to eliminate single-use plastic tubs and divert approximately 600 plastic containers annually. They used the funds from the Rethink Waste Community Grant to purchase and install a dishwasher that allows them to sanitize the containers before reuse.