It is estimated that one eatery can produce over 2,000 total yards of disposed waste each week. If this worries you, then it might be time to consider how your restaurant can recycle all of your junk. While you might think that the process of becoming an eco-friendly eatery manager is expensive and time-consuming, you might be shocked at how simple it can be and how much money you’re able to save in the long run. This blog has the model guide for restaurant recycling to help get your management practices going much greener. Read on to learn more!
Which Restaurant Materials Could You Recycle?
Before you start restaurant recycling, find out what materials your existing waste management provider recycles and how they must be separated. Once you’ve learned what could be recycled and what can not, discuss with both your front-of-house and back-of-house staff, so they’re able to learn how to dispose of their recyclables correctly. Also, you must ensure you emphasize to
your employees why it is essential to rinse out all containers before throwing them in the trash. Any food leftover on recycled items could contaminate and ruin everything, so it is a good idea to have them cleaned off before they’re collected. Plenty of recyclables are made with paper, aluminum, steel, and cardboard. Plastics like bottles, jars, and jugs can also be recycled. Plastic bags or anything else made up of Styrofoam are not collected by recycled facilities since they are difficult to recycle. Glass items could be recycled as well. Still, you must make sure you’re checking to see if they’re all sorted together by color.
Recycling Food Waste Correctly
Restaurant food waste might be divided into two categories: pre-consumer and post-consumer trash. Pre-consumer waste is things that have been tossed away before food is served to any guests, like rotten food, byproducts from the prep process, or packaging that ingredients come in. post-consumer food waste will include scraps that your customers will leave behind in a dining space. Before any waste is recycled entirely, it is important for you to run a food waste audit on the whole restaurant to help pinpoint the volume and the kind of food that is being thrown away.
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