STRAWS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING: 5 TIPS TO BE AN ECO-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT

As people become more aware of environmental issues, restaurants are looking for ways to make their establishments greener and eco-friendly. For example, there’s been a lot of news recently about abolishing straws to reduce plastic waste. While this is a good place to start, there are also many other things you can do. The following are five ways to make your restaurant more sustainable and eco-friendly.

 

restaurant bussing stationsFIVE WAYS TO BE ECO-FRIENDLY

 

1. MINIMIZE FOOD WASTE

Food waste creates unsanitary conditions and increases your bills for waste removal. It’s also unnecessary in a society with a growing homeless problem. Restaurants are notorious for wasting food but you can greatly reduce the amount of food you waste with a little effort. You can start by paying closer attention to how much perishable food you buy and prepare. Very often, waste results from inefficiency as when you overestimate how much of a certain dish you’re going to sell. There is now technology such as digital inventory tools to help you plan more effectively. Develop a program to donate surplus food to a local homeless shelter or food pantry.

 

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Jenni MullinsSTRAWS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING: 5 TIPS TO BE AN ECO-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT