Your actions matter.
When you are more aware of the impact the choices you make have on your environment, you can make better choices. Single-use items provide convenience, but have lasting negative effects on the world around us. By learning more about the effects of the choice you make daily, you can become a better steward for a greener world.
How can you BYO?
Bring your own reusable coffee cup
53,000 homes could be powered every year by energy that’s used to make and dispose of paper cups. Most coffee shops offer discounts to those that bring in their own cup. So you can save money and the environment at the same time!
Bring your own water bottle
Most bottled water comes in plastic bottles which take over 1,000 years to decompose. Reusable water bottles made of stainless steel and glass do not contain the harmful chemicals found in most plastic bottles and can save you a lot of money.
Bring your own reusable grocery tote
An astonishing 160,000 plastic bags are used globally every second. Reusable grocery bags have a lifespan equal to that of more than 700 disposable plastic bags. If one person used reusable bags their entire life, it would remove 22,000 from the environment.
Skip the straw
500 million straws are used daily in America. You can reduce your impact by requesting no straw with your beverage, or bring your own reusable straw.
Local businesses are getting involved in bringing change to the community. Look for the decal in the front window for a BYO Friendly Business. Restaurants, record stores, boutiques, coffee shop and many other businesses want to create less waste and you can help by bringing your own straws, cups, water bottles, or bags.
329 E 5th St,
Dayton, OH 45402
Straws by requests only!
318 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
No plastic bags here!
416 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
Straws by request only!
GEM CITY CATFE
1513 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45403
We offer ceramic mugs, tumblers, and metal straws for drinks ordered ‘for here’, and all to-go cups are compostable!
530 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402
We are being drastic and completely cutting plastic! We now offer composatble straws, cups, and to-go containers.
CRAFT EVENT BAR
We are committed to reducing waste by eliminating plastic straws and cups. We have switched to glassware for alcoholic drinks and paper cups for water!
438 E 5th St. Dayton, OH 45402
No plastic bags here! We offer paper bags and promote the use of reusable bags.
1201 Wayne Ave. Dayton, OH 45410
We are switching to compostable products and implementing composting and recycling. Mugs are available for in-house hot beverages. Check out our new reusable products!
Fifth Third Field
220 North Patterson Blvd.
Dayton, OH 45402
Bring Your Own Bottle to fill with top quality tap water. Save money & reduce your waste!
City of Dayton
Bring Your Own Bottle to fill with top quality tap water from City of Dayton’s Water Trailer at these events .
300 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410
Straws by request only!
CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT AND CATERING
2318 E Dorothy Ln, Kettering, OH 45420
We limit plastic waste by offering biodegradable to-go containers and only giving straws by request!
6 Oakwood Ave, Dayton, OH 45409
Mugs are provided for drinks ordered ‘for here’ and we give a 10% discount to customers who bring their own mug!
1106 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409
We offer straws by request only!
VICTORIA THEATRE ASSOCIATION
We are moving to compostable options for disposable products throughout all of our locations!
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