Reducing Restaurant Food Waste

Modern Restaurant Management

Donation, composting, and organic recycling are all available options to restaurant operators attempting to reduce the amount of food scraps entering their solid waste bins. Composting. On the compost bin, you can also use clear graphics to identify what scraps can placed inside.

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The Oddly Stylish Compost Bin That Got Me to Start Composting 

EATER

The Bamboozle compost bin. Composting smells were almost enough to put me off the whole endeavor, but this bin takes care of that (and it looks cute too) Like many an idealistic cook, I have stopped and started attempts to compost my food waste many times.

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Sustainability: The art and science of reducing food packaging in all food service outlets

Future Food

Many food businesses both large and small have been using recycled cups and containers and/or compostable systems as proven solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. If your food business is looking for environmentally friendly ways to package food for take away, then compostable or reusable food packaging could be just the thing. Let’s Unpack The Packaging Debate What qualifies compostable? Is biodegradable better than compostable? Image via www.thelondoner.me.

Shifting Priorities During COVID-19: Waste Goes up as Restaurants aim to Stop the Spread of the Pandemic

Lavu

You can also look into compostable packaging options and inform customers their takeout packaging can be composted. Start Composting Food Waste.

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Creating a sustainable restaurant in 3 easy steps

Deliverect

Today, compostable, recyclable and plant-based packaging is readily available , and many restaurants and third-party delivery service providers are already making efforts to curb the distribution of (single-)plastic straws, cutlery and condiment packets.

Restaurant Sustainability Efforts and Customer Attraction

The Restaurant Group

3/4 buy some packaging/supplies that contain recycled materials or are certified compostable. 14% compost some food waste. Restaurant Best Practices.

How to Run a Restaurant and Reap the Benefits of Recycling

Cheetah

Start composting. Not only do many waste management companies provide composting for free, but it will also decrease your Trash bill – and increase your bottom line!

Organic Waste Recycling for Foodservice: What You Need To Know

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Composting can be considered a form of recycling. A compostable item is a certain type of biodegradable item that breaks down relatively quickly into humus , a substance that enriches soil. An extensive list of composting terms and their definitions can be found here. Food scraps and other eligible compostable waste go in the green bin – this is in addition to traditional ‘green waste’ from landscaping. Claudia Pingatore, Energy Analyst.

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Grocery Shopping Has Never Been Easier With Cheetah’s Group Purchasing

Cheetah

Cheetah offers recyclable and compostable containers and utensils that make it easy to share with the rest of the group. Choose from a wide selection of recyclable and compostable containers and film wrap to split and store bulk products. Reading Time: 3 minutes.

Keep Diners Coming Back with These 4 Unbeatable Tips

Cheetah

Learn about Composting Composting is not just about doing your share for the environment by separating plastics from biodegradables. If you have a vegetable garden, whether at the back of the restaurant or at home, manure compost can do wonders for your soil. Customer Retention Is a Powerful Business Tactics To attract first-time diners, restaurant owners do anything from marketing to branding to offering discount vouchers.

How to Reduce and Track Restaurant Food Waste

Xtra Chef

Excess that can’t be repurposed can be considered for composting instead. If you have space, use composted food waste to create nutrient-rich soil that can support the growth of your own herb and vegetable garden. Food waste is a serious environmental and humanitarian issue.

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How to Reduce Food Waste in Restaurants: 16 Practical Tips

Touch Bistro

Compost Whenever Possible. Building on the idea of leveraging partnerships to decrease restaurant food waste, if you work with local suppliers, ask if you can provide them with compost. Running a foodservice operation involves a lot of moving parts.

Keep Diners Coming Back with These 4 Unbeatable Tips

Cheetah

Learn about Composting Composting is not just about doing your share for the environment by separating plastics from biodegradables. If you have a vegetable garden, whether at the back of the restaurant or at home, manure compost can do wonders for your soil. Customer Retention Is a Powerful Business Tactics To attract first-time diners, restaurant owners do anything from marketing to branding to offering discount vouchers.

Summer 2021 Food & Beverage Trends

Goliath Consulting

Especially compostable menus.) With the pandemic and climate change being hot topics in recent months, Summer 2021 will have guests wanting to see more healthy and sustainable items on their menu.

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A Buyer’s Guide to Disposable Restaurant Supplies & Consumables

Harbor Touch

Moreover, customers will appreciate your sustainability efforts when they see you serving food and drinks in recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable paper-based dinnerware and packaging. Pros: Eco-Friendly : Paper disposables are often biodegradable or compostable.

Turn Your Restaurant Leftovers into Profit

Cheetah

From recycling and composting to donating leftovers and even to selling your waste, there are different ways in which you can make what seems like yesterday’s food into profit. Just Because It’s a Few Days Old Doesn’t Mean Its Waste You’re probably right not to use a week old tomato for your fresh tomato mozzarella salad. Learn about Composting Composting is not just about doing your share for the environment by separating plastics from biodegradables.

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Brand Diversity and Vertical Integration Strategies

Foodable

The chain just released a new eco-friendly product: Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules that are biodegradable and compostable. “It’s

What’s Packing Your Food? Restaurant Delivery Packaging Trends

Goliath Consulting

With styrofoam losing favor over more environmentally friendly materials, restaurants are turning to new and innovative products like reusable or compostable containers, then relying on insulated bags to keep meal deliveries hot or cold (5). Taco Bell, too, pledged compostable, recyclable packaging by 2025 (14). A restaurant’s packaging is not just a vehicle for carrying food—it’s a statement that informs customers about your business’s brand and values.

Emerging from COVID With a More Sustainable Approach

Modern Restaurant Management

Composting food scraps and leftovers. While times are difficult right now, it could be the perfect opportunity to consider making some changes to your business model, including shifting to a more sustainable approach for the future.

July/August 2020 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

California Requires Quick Service Restaurants to Make Composting Bins Available : On July 1, a California law, requiring restaurants, malls and other businesses to make composting and recycling bins accessible to customers officially went into effect. Pooja S.

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3 Simple Ways Restaurants Can Reduce Food Waste this Holiday Season

Xtra Chef

According to Ecocycle, one of the largest non-profit recyclers in the US, less than 15% of restaurant food waste is collected for composting. The Boulder-based firm recently released a special report offering restaurant operators insights and advice on how they can reduce waste through composting. The company helps restaurants to implement front-of-house composting and recycling programs as well.

Four Steps to Manage Restaurant Waste

Modern Restaurant Management

These wastes can also be transported to landfills to make compost manure and enrich the soil. Waste management is one of the challenges affecting the restaurant industry. Research from the University of Arizona shows that fast-food restaurants waste 9.55

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MRM Research Roundup: Mid-December 2019 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the great gift of a restaurant gift card, learning about event professionals, top QSR traffic and digital ordering strategies. Holiday Traffic Not Enough.

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4 Quick Steps to Ramp Up Your Takeout Service to Survive

Cheetah

Be sure to have enough supplies, including: Recyclable and compostable containers. In uncertain times, it’s good to have a friend in the business. That’s why our team of industry veterans are putting together this series of tips, resources, and advice from around the restaurant world.

Where to Get Amazing Brunch in Fishtown

Restaurant Clicks

They also compost and use other sustainable practices. Fishtown, a neighborhood in Philadelphia, is known for the culinary, music, and art scene. As a result, it’s not surprising that Fishtown has a great variety of amazing restaurants to try.

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New Client Announcement: HipCityVeg

Restaurant Clicks

This health-conscious chain is dedicated to sustainable practices, both in their foods and other materials, which are compostable. . All food and packaging materials are compostable and recyclable , and their space and practices are also designed with sustainability in mind. .

Restaurant Sustainability: Is Your Waste a Waste?

The Restaurant Group

The same study also concludes that 1 in 5 restaurants are donating their leftover waste to charitable organizations, and 1 in 10 restaurants are composting what they don’t or can’t use. Restaurant Sustainability. Can you imagine adding up all the food wasted at your favorite restaurant in one day? Multiply that by seven days. And now by 30 days. Could that not be donated to your local charity to help the starving? Maybe multiple charities?

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Effective Promotional Ingredients for Going Green

Modern Restaurant Management

These practices include using energy efficient lighting (79 percent of restaurant operators said they use CFL or LED lighting), engaging in recycling (65 percent of operators recycle cardboard and paper) and reducing food waste (22 percent donate leftover food and 14 percent compost food waste).

MRM Plant-Based: Five Easy Ways To Increase Your Sales (Without Cauliflower Pizza)

Modern Restaurant Management

Let your customers know what your business is doing to help local and global communities from recycling and composting to locally sourcing ingredients to supporting local food pantries. In the restaurant industry, trends come and go.

Restaurant Marketing on Instagram: Tips and Examples

Social Hospitality

Sip your heart out… We’re excited to share that we’re eliminating plastic straws + rolling out compostable, plant-based straws to our U.S. Social media strongly influences customer behavior. In fact, brands can be built on social media channels. Similarly, established brands use social media to build recognition and increase sales. The restaurant industry is heavily influenced by this trend.

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How to Grow Your Catering Business

Goliath Consulting

They also offer all serving utensils with compostable options. by Bora Kang. Catering has grown significantly over the last few years thanks to the widespread demand for this one word: convenience.

Restaurateurs, Are You Engaging Gen Z?

Focus POS

Recycling and composting, selling non-GMO foods, and phasing out non-recyclable plastics are among the other practices Gen Z seek out in a restaurant. Gen Z, those born after 1998—successors to Millennials—are estimated to have a buying power of $44 billion.

How a New York City Restaurant Loses Money on a $14 Sandwich

EATER

The choice of an oval container, made of biodegradable and compostable sugarcane pulp, hurtles food costs upward to 24 percent. Photo by James Park.

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Waste Reduction for Better Food and Increased Sales

Modern Restaurant Management

based Nardin Academy to set up a waste tracking system for recycling, compost, and landfill refuse that helped Nardin divert 86 percent of its cafeteria waste during the school year.

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MRM at Five: What Issues Have Impacted Restaurants?

Modern Restaurant Management

We’re continually learning about new and innovative ways to help our clients be more sustainable—whether that be choosing eco-friendly materials and fixtures or finding new products that use recycled or compostable packaging.

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Where to Find Vegan and Vegetarian Food in DC

Restaurant Clicks

Chaia tacos focus on sustainability and composting, as well as continuing to be creative with crafting delicious tacos that are meatless. If you follow a Vegan or Vegetarian lifestyle, it is often difficult to find great restaurants to fit your dietary needs. In Washington, D.C.,

4 Quick Steps to Ramp Up Your Takeout Service to Survive

Cheetah

Be sure to have enough supplies, including: Recyclable and compostable containers. Reading Time: 3 minutes In uncertain times, it’s good to have a friend in the business. That’s why our team of industry veterans are putting together this series of tips, resources, and advice from around the restaurant world. It’s Cheetah’s mission to help you make it through the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Follow along as we try to keep up with ongoing developments.

4 Quick Steps to Ramp Up Your Takeout Service to Survive

Cheetah

Recyclable and compostable containers. In uncertain times, it’s good to have a friend in the business. That’s why our team of industry veterans are putting together this series of tips, resources, and advice from around the restaurant world. It’s Cheetah’s mission to help you make it through the current COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Follow along as we try to keep up with ongoing developments.

Four Ways To Manage Limited Resources And Increase Your Margins

Modern Restaurant Management

You can educate your staff and appoint a food waste reduction team; inventory and store food properly and use it on a “first in, first out” basis; measure portion sizes to lower the number of plates that come back with uneaten foods; recycle unused ingredients and compost leftovers.

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The Future of Food is Exciting - Food and Hospitality Trends of 2020

Future Food

The quality of food, beverage & service must evolve together with an environmentally-sustainable perspective - from responsibly sourced materials, compostable packaging and “smart” designed equipment to paperless menus.

Top Five Restaurant Trends to Look For in 2020

Modern Restaurant Management

The results of this sustainability movement have encouraged restaurateurs to begin composting, eliminate single-use plastic products and source locally grown or foraged ingredients. Biodegradable or compostable diningware like napkins, plates and cutlery.

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John Jordan Foundation Supports Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund

Sante

The $150,000 investment from Jordan will allow SFM to keep the doors open at least 12 struggling restaurants and caterers throughout the county currently providing meals, purchase 42,000 to-go containers (compostable or reusable) and provide 65,000 meals. Author(s): Catherine Fallis. Teaser: There is a local food charity, Sonoma Family Meal, that has pivoted its business model quickly to start paying restaurants to cook for those in need.

Skip the Straw: How Restaurants Can Make an Impact

Modern Restaurant Management

When they have run their lifetime, the straws will decompose in your regular garden compost pile. Plastic waste is no longer a “problem”: it is a full-blown epidemic. Every year, roughly eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans from coastal nations.

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