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Sustainability Made Easy for Food Establishments

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 10:31 by dfederico

Food establishments are always looking for ways to improve their businesses and the most recent and popular trend is becoming environmentally savvy. Becoming more sustainable will help to cut down on costs, increase customer loyalty, and improve your reputation all at the same time. However, sustainability is not as easy as it sounds – it is not enough to simply include a recycling bin at your location. While it’s a good start, try to take advantage of these tested solutions when you’re ready to make the change:

Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Techniques

In many cases, the most commonly used cleaning products used by food establishments and even your own home can cause more damage than the germs they are designed to fight. Some products release dangerous greenhouse gasses that destroy the ozone layer and can even cause breathing issues amongst people. Instead, you can buy all-natural cleansers that work just as hard without the unfortunate side effects. The best part? You can make your own.

Eco-friendly Food Containers

 Food containers are an absolute staple for nearly every business. Fortunately, there are methods of reducing your waste without inconveniencing your customers. Fold-Pak creates several variations of paper boxes, some even made from 100% recycled materials.  They can also provide your eatery with custom food containers bearing your business name or logo, making the product not only stylish, but eco-friendly as well. Fold-Pak is dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for a variety of food establishments.

Investigate your Energy Usage

Restaurants, diners, and other food related businesses use a great deal of energy on a regular basis. Between lighting, cooking, and chilling, the monthly electricity bill can really start to add up. The good news is that there are alternative means of achieving each of these tasks while limiting the amount of energy wasted. For example, reducing the size of your cool case or dimming lights ever so slightly during off-peak hours could greatly help your wallet and the environment over time.



These are only a few steps to take towards becoming an environmentally-friendly food establishment but will do a whole lot of good in saving you money, increasing customer loyalty, improve your reputation… all while helping the environment.