Increasingly, consumers are looking to businesses to be more environmentally responsible by reducing waste and conserving the planet’s precious resources. However, if your business is in the food service industry, you may find that reducing waste and reusing materials is a particularly challenging task. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions, such as switching to compostable cups and plates, that can help on your journey towards sustainability. Keep reading for some tips on building a thriving eco-friendly business.
Reduce waste with every transaction.
One simple change to help you use fewer physical materials per transaction is doing away with paper receipts. In the U.S. alone, paper receipt production uses over 3 million trees and 9 billion gallons of water each year. Yet, there are many point of sale (POS) software options available that can allow you to complete paperless transactions in any restaurant environment. Customers can still opt to receive receipts via email and leave a tip through a touchscreen interface while you do your part to reduce paper waste.
Utilize sustainable packaging.
The pandemic has increased the demand for to-go orders, which are often packaged in plastic containers and served with plastic straws and utensils. While single-use products are a necessity in the to-go environment, they don’t have to be such a drain on the planet’s resources. Compostable cups, plates, straws, and utensils are made from plants and are 100% compostable, so they don’t have to end up in a landfill.
Partner with other eco-friendly businesses.
When you choose eco-friendly businesses as your vendors, you’re taking a big step toward sustainability for your own business. Incorporating Greenchain Compostables into your supply chain can help you get on the right track.
Greenchain Compostables offers a complete line of compostable dinnerware, including biodegradable straws, cups, plates, and utensils. With our Subscribe & Save Program, you can have the compostable products you need delivered to your business each month and enjoy a regular 10% discount on your order. Plus, you’ll get a website widget and window decal to show your customers that you are an eco-friendly business! Start shopping for compostable solutions on our website today.