The EU Bans Single-Use Plastic -- Now What?

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!

1. Opt for Compostable Paper

Kraft Cup, The EU Bans Single-Use Plastic -- Now What?

Some paper cups are coated in a thin layer of plastic. This means that not all paper cups are created equal -- or compostable. When looking for disposable paper cups for your restaurant, make sure to note two things: what it's coated with and if it's compostable. If a paper cup is coated in PE (polyethylene) plastic, it isn't compostable. If it's coated in PLA (polylactic acid) it's compostable.

Our paper cups are fully compostable!

2. Switch your Straws

Kraft Straws, The EU Bans Single-Use Plastic -- Now What?

Every year, the UK alone uses 8.5 billion plastic straws (according to the BBC). That's a lot of straws! Cutting out all straws in unreasonable because some people need them to drink. Plastic straws aren't your only option! Paper straws are a great alternative. You could also use PLA straws (plastic made from corn starch).

Our paper and PLA straws are eco-friendly!

3. Use Wood

Wooden Spoon, The EU Bans Single-Use Plastic -- Now What?

Utensils are one thing that's hard to make from anything but plastic. We have a simple and compostable option for you -- wood! Disposable wooden utensils are a great alternative to plastic. They're durable, cheap to produce, and they're versatile!

Try our wooden utensils today!

It may seem like a daunting task to cut out all single-use plastic. It's simpler than you think! There are easy replacements for all your disposable needs that won't harm the environment. Your restaurant can flourish without putting the environment on the line.