These are organizations and businesses who have officially signed on to the "no plastic please" pledge. They have committed to avoiding, eliminating, or replacing at least 5 of the 8 "no plastic please" pledge items. They have also expressed a commitment to continue to reduce their single-use plastic footprint.
In the quest to eliminate single-use plastic from grocery shopping, the East End Food Coop is a wonderful ally and community example. At the CoOp, you can buy many items without any single-use packaging at all because they allow you to use your own containers for many items. They have also switched their quick-serve takeout containers, straws, cups, and single-use utensils to compostable products, which they ensure are sent to a commercial composter through their contracted compost hauler. They also encourage bringing your own bag and mug with a 10 cent discount. Learn more about how East End Food CoOp supports eliminating single-use plastic.