Resources: Grants for Reusable Transport Packaging

Use Reusables Grants

Reusable transport packaging is commonly used by farmers
like Smit Ranch at the Castro Valley farmers market.

The 2022 Use Reusables Grant cycle is closed. The next grant cycle will open in January 2023.  

About the Program

The Use Reusables campaign has an annual grant program that awards from $500 to $10,000 to help organizations switch to reusable transport packaging. The application window for 2022 is closed.

Reusable transport packaging prevents waste by replacing limited-life packaging used in manufacturing, transportation and/or distribution with durable alternatives that are designed for many years of use. Typical examples are the replacement of cardboard boxes with hand-held plastic totes or disposable plastic film used to secure loads onto pallets with reusable pallet wraps.

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Who can apply

This grant is available to nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Eligible projects

  • Reusable Transport Packaging projects must reduce transport packaging waste generated in Alameda County OR reduce packaging used to transport materials/products originating outside of Alameda County that are shipped with an end destination in Alameda County.
  • Projects that seek to replace repurposed materials (such as used cardboard boxes that are donated to your organization) are not eligible.

Funding amounts

Up to $10,000 per grant request.

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