Many people associate being eco-friendly with spending more money. While some eco-friendly products are more expensive than their traditional counterparts, being eco-friendly as a whole will save you money. We'll tell you how.
Reuse to Reduce
We've all heard the adage "reduce, reuse, recycle." That refers to reducing your overall waste, reusing what you can, and recycling everything else. Reusing to reduce means something slightly different. It means reuse everything you can to reduce not only your waste, but your spending too.
To do this, you need to reuse everything you can. This includes scraps of vegetables you may not otherwise use, empty food containers, and condiment containers. You can also ask your food supplier to use reusable packaging for your deliveries. When you've unpacked them, you can give the containers back to your supplier to use again.
Reusing products reduces your costs. You don't have to buy as many new things and that means you'll spend more money.
Waste Not, Want Not
Alongside reusing a lot of products, you can reduce waste too! This is another place where using scraps of vegetables comes in handy. You can reduce food waste and other waste too.
Reducing waste allows you to save money. The more you have to dispose of, the more you have to pay the waste company to remove it. But how can you reduce waste in a restaurant?
Start with biodegradable cups and utensils. Our biodegradable cups are also compostable. Rather than going to the landfill or taking up space in your trash can, you can compost instead! To learn more about composting, read this blog post.
Plastic is not only bad for the environment, it's expensive for you and your restaurant. Avoiding single-use plastic bottles for soda and water is a great way to save money and the environment. Instead of using plastic bottles, use paper cups or reusable cups. You'll spend less money if you avoid plastic bottles.
Another way to avoid plastic is with your cutlery. You can easily swap out your plastic utensils for wooden ones! Wooden spoons, forks, and knives are just as strong as plastic utensils and they're biodegradable.
While some eco-friendly products may be more expensive than their traditional counterparts, becoming eco-friendly saves you money in the long run. If you want to learn more about becoming eco-friendly, keep an eye on our blog, we have tips and tricks for you every week!