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  • A Restaurant's Guide to Reducing Food Waste

    In the United States, between consumers and retail (restaurants and stores), 31% of the food supply is wasted every year. This is equal to 133 billion pounds and nearly $162 billion worth of food (according to the USDA). While some of this is due to food spoiling, a lot is because of restaurants and grocery stores over-ordering or misuse while cooking.  View Post
  • How Becoming Eco-Friendly Saves You Money

    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. View Post
  • 10 Simple Swaps to Make Your Restaurant More Eco-Friendly

    Becoming an eco-friendly restaurant can seem daunting, expensive, and overwhelming. It doesn't have to be! Becoming a more environmentally friendly restaurant means making simple swaps to more eco-friendly alternatives. Here are 10 simple swaps to make your restaurant more eco-friendly. View Post
  • The EU Bans Single-Use Plastic -- Now What?

    The European Parliament voted to ban all single-use plastics by 2021. Now that take-out and delivery has become the main way people enjoy restaurants, the food-service industry relies heavily on single-use plastic. The EU banned single-use plastic. If you can't use single-use plastic, how can you serve your customers? We have a few solutions for you! View Post
  • 5 Reasons You Should Opt for Paper Straws

    In recent years, paper straws have gained popularity over plastic straws. With environmental concerns on the rise, many places have banned plastic straws completely. If you're on the fence about making the switch to paper straws, we've compiled a helpful guide with reasons you should opt for paper straws.

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  • How to Compost in Your Restaurant

    In the US, we waste upwards of 40% of our food supply (according to the FDA). In restaurants, up to 10% of food is wasted before it reaches the customer. Some food waste can be eliminated with better planning and training but there's no way to eliminate it completely. So, what can you do with the food waste you can't get rid of? Compost it! View Post