The new year is time for many to rethink their life priorities and make quality of life improvements. Sometimes, these improvements are self-focused. People might make goals to work out more, lose weight, save money, become healthier – but sometimes, they’re outwardly focused instead. If one of your goals as a business or restaurant owner is to help make the world a healthier and better place, then we have the green and eco-friendly tips you need to get started. Here’s some of the best tips for you and your restaurant to follow to go eco-friendly to ring in the new year!
Cut Back On Your Use Of Plastic Products
Between plastic straws and plastic bags that you might use for carry out orders, we throw out a massive amount of plastic each year. The plastic that makes its way to the oceans alone can kill up to a million animals each year. Also, were you aware that plastic takes over 500 years in total to decompose while sitting in landfills? Plastic is handy for many restaurants, so you don’t have to throw out anything plastic entirely, but consider cutting back on it significantly and finding better substitutes for the long term. Some tips to reduce your plastic:
- Say no to plastic straws. Opt for paper straws from H.C. Walterhoefer.
- Avoid using plastic k-cups for coffee, and consider a French press.
- Consider cutting back on plastic cutlery. It’s easier to eat and toss, but it is more beneficial to use real silverware and smallware.
Opt for Eco-Friendly Supplies and Resources
Just like you can use reusable bags at the grocery store, you can also tap into reusable items in your restaurant as well. Rather than giving out paper napkins and paper towels, consider using cloth napkins or hand dryer machines in your bathroom. Some other eco-friendly products to consider for your restaurant are cups and tableware from H.C. Walterhoefer, which is comprised of bamboo, sugarcane, corn, and potatoes. These products are environmentally friendly and recyclable, so you don’t have to worry about the stress of potentially harming the environment.
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