Imagine a typical event where little salads are being served in plastic cups with plastic lids. Think of the garbage cans overflowing with disposable plates, bowls and cups after meal breaks. Ozarka is a traiteur and prepared foods company where all of our packaging is return for deposit. Our containers are made of silicone and aluminum, all of which is highly durable, nestable, collapsible, and reusable. Our drinks are served in glass bottles which we reclaim and recycle with no downcycling. Food vendors and retailers must take responsibility for packaging waste, by reducing the need for recycling to truly sustainable levels. The first step is removing single-use plastic from the equation entirely. The second is choosing for reusable as much as possible. Attached is an addendum for our in-store experience. For events, the food would not be self-serve. It would be pre-packed.