Taking care of our planet is now more important than ever. Making small changes can make a big difference and can help to lessen the impact that we have on the environment around us. When it comes to restaurants, it can be harder to make changes than it might be for individuals making changes at home on a much smaller scale. Here are two important changes restaurants can make that can really make a huge difference.
Eco Friendly Containers
Containers for food storage lead to massive amounts of plastic waste. Many restaurants are switching to eco-friendly to-go containers in an effort to reduce waste, and there is no better time than ever for restaurants to make this switch. Food and food packaging make up almost half of the waste in US landfills, so this is a change that can make a big difference if restaurants commit to reducing waste with eco-friendly containers. With increases in people ordering food for delivery or pickup due to the pandemic, to go containers are being used more and more. Containers that are good for the Earth may be made from recycled materials such as paper that have been approved by the FDA. If the restaurant finds a good supplier, they can even customize the containers with their logo or brand imagery to really make an impact on customers, as well as the Earth.