Business Co-Op

GreenTown Co-Op Helps Restaurants Go Compostable

Launched in April 2010, the co-op is free and open to all restaurants, businesses, food service suppliers, organizations or individuals, in any city or location! All participants receive a 25% discount off the retail price of all World Centric products.


  • Eliminate Styrofoam take-out containers in local restaurants.


  • By July, 2010, the following restaurants have joined the co-op: Brian’s Restaurant, Chef Chu’s, Maltby’s, Oregano’s, Rick’s Cafe, Spicy Leaves, Sumika on Central Plaze, Sumo Sushi Boat, and Tom’s Depot.
  • Other cities are getting interested in promoting the Co-op as an alternative to doing a styrofoam ban.


  • Download the New Member Application, fill it out and fax or email it in. You will be contacted with the Promotional Code which you must use on all your orders in order to obtain the Co-op discount.


  • Use your promotional code when ordering online at All ordering must be done online.
  • There is a $250 minimum order size.
  • Delivery is by 1) UPS, 2) truck delivery within the Bay Area for large orders, or 3) pick up at a warehouse in San Leandro, CA.

Switching to compostables now makes sense. Many jurisdictions are banning styrofoam and many cities’ waste contracts (such as Los Altos, starting September 2010) are including expanded compostables collection to help reduce waste in our landfills.

For more information on how you can participate, or support this effort in your town, contact:

Mary Clark Bartlett, Chair
Mike Barnes, Vice Chair

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Check out a DVD from the Cupertino Senior TV Productions, The Better Part, entitled  Los Altos GreenTown CO-OP, which aired in June 2011. It’s available now from the the Santa Clara County Library System. You can also view the program on YouTube.