Organic Waste Recycling for Foodservice: What You Need To Know

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

Until 2016, commercial organic recycling was limited to the dedicated few. If you produce 4 cubic yards* (the size of a standard commercial bin, not the smaller ‘cart’) or more of organic waste per week, you must separate and recycle that waste.

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Restaurant Sustainability Efforts and Customer Attraction

The Restaurant Group

For some time now, the members of the foodservice industry in some areas have been forced, at a minimum, to practice proper waste disposal and recycling. More than 60% recycle cardboard/paper and fats/oils/grease. Less than 30% recycle aluminum/metal/glass/flexible plastics.

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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. Recycle glass and cardboard.

Open The Eco-Friendly Gates, Think Outside The Plate

Marketman

Much to your surprise, the amount of food that was wasted could virtually feed a small nation.Trash was being tossed into the recycle bins, contaminating the truly recyclable items. Recyclable items were being thrown in the trash, substantially increasing your disposal fees. By simply recycling unconsumed drinking water, as well as excess water from ice buckets and other sources you can put this grey water to good use.

Restaurant Sustainability: Is Your Waste a Waste?

The Restaurant Group

In fact, restaurants recycle cardboard, paper, grease, fat oil, and metals more than recycling wasted food. 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.

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Effective Promotional Ingredients for Going Green

Modern Restaurant Management

About half of consumers indicated that a “restaurant’s efforts to reduce food waste, recycle or donate food can be factors in choosing where to dine.”

What’s Packing Your Food? Restaurant Delivery Packaging Trends

Goliath Consulting

This probably explains the trend of previously-recycled and reusable packaging. 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. According to Technomic, a food industry research firm, 64% of consumers consider high quality packaging an important factor in deciding where to order food (1).

Use The Green Approach To Grow Your Restaurant’s Revenue

Marketman

Are you doing everything within your power to prevent, recover and recycle waste; or are there still some gaps that need to be plugged. . Revisit recycling processes: You’re probably already recycling common items such as cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and aluminum. There are other recyclable items that are frequently overlooked. By increasing your recycling practices you will not only save money on trash removal, but reduce your carbon footprint. .

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 company helps restaurants to implement front-of-house composting and recycling programs as well.

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.

Restaurant Marketing on Instagram: Tips and Examples

Social Hospitality

Most of our paper comes from recycled sources. 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.

How Have Catering Supplies Transformed in 2019?

Modern Restaurant Management

By 2025, McDonald’s plans to recycle guest packaging in 100 percent of its restaurants. The brand has also pledged that 100 percent of its guest packaging will come from renewable, recycled, or certified sources. Pepsi has seconded this motion, and it also strives for 100 percent recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packaging by 2025. Of course, customers also need to play their part by opting for bridgeable products and recycling responsibly.

Turn Your Restaurant Leftovers into Profit

Cheetah

Recycle Throw away your trash in an orderly fashion. It May Look Like Waste Now, But Wait Till You Read This If you’ve been following our blog, you probably managed to minimize your waste by at least 10%, which means great news for your revenue stream.

Wasting Away: Reducing Food (and Energy) Waste for Restaurants

Sustainability Beyond the Plate

A variety of food and energy waste-related subjects were presented during the two sessions including composting, recycling, hardware technologies for reducing pre- and post-consumer food waste streams, software solutions for food rescue, and reducing the use of disposables.

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Checklist for launching a successful delivery business

Deliverect

Don’t skimp on packaging and use insulated bags, eco-friendly and branded containers and recyclable materials. Delivery isn’t simply an extra revenue channel – it’s also in high demand.

The Top 10 U.S. Food Vendors: Do you know everything you should about your restaurant food vendors?

Marketman

From fuel usage and energy efficiency to reducing, reusing and recycling, DOT Transportation has made great strides in their sustainability efforts. Saving thousands of gallons of water each year through recycling and water treatment.

The Top 10 U.S. Food Vendors: Do you know everything you should about your restaurant food vendors?

Marketman

From fuel usage and energy efficiency to reducing, reusing and recycling, DOT Transportation has made great strides in their sustainability efforts. Saving thousands of gallons of water each year through recycling and water treatment.

How to Engage Your Employees in Sustainability

Modern Restaurant Management

In creating strategies for a recycling and food waste plan, ask them how they would put that into practice. “10 percent energy reduction compared to 2017 by the end of 2020” or “95 percent correct recycling by July compared to the 55 percent of 2018.”

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 Cold Brew Captured The Millennial Market

Perfect Daily Grind

In can or glass format, it’s recyclable too. Cold brew is a popular drink in many specialty coffee shops around the world. This is in large part thanks to demand from millennial coffee drinkers, who make up a sizable amount of the world’s coffee consuming population.

5 trends transforming delivery in 2020

Deliverect

Fast food giant McDonald’s is on it, promising to use only 100% renewable or recycled packaging by 2025. The food delivery industry is continuing to grow at a rapid-fire pace, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon.

12 Restaurant Lunch Specials: Make Lunch the Most Important Meal of the Day ???

7 Shifts

Some restaurants will go the extra mile and pack everything into a sweet little picnic basket, but a recyclable paper bag will also do the trick. It’s December, and the air is seasoned with the scent of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice.

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. Image via www.thelondoner.me. The art and science of reducing food packaging in all food service outlets.

5 Ways Your Restaurant Can Go Green While Saving Money

Harbor Touch

Here are five ways you can recycle, increase sustainability, and save money all at the same time. Many areas provide green trash pick-up where you can recycle plant products into compost; check with your local solid waste program. Always select containers made from recycled materials.

Turn Your Restaurant Leftovers into Profit

Cheetah

Recycle Throw away your trash in an orderly fashion. It May Look Like Waste Now, But Wait Till You Read This If you’ve been following our blog, you probably managed to minimize your waste by at least 10%, which means great news for your revenue stream.

How to Write a Restaurant Mission Statement (with 8 Examples)

Restaurant Clicks

To capitalize on this, many of their bags, cups, and other paper goods are made from recycled materials. The products made from recycled material are labeled as such, so by ordering Chipotle, the customer gets 4 benefits.

Keep Diners Coming Back with These 4 Unbeatable Tips

Cheetah

Recycle Throw away your trash in an orderly fashion. Customer Retention Is a Powerful Business Tactics To attract first-time diners, restaurant owners do anything from marketing to branding to offering discount vouchers.

Keep Diners Coming Back with These 4 Unbeatable Tips

Cheetah

Recycle Throw away your trash in an orderly fashion. Customer Retention Is a Powerful Business Tactics To attract first-time diners, restaurant owners do anything from marketing to branding to offering discount vouchers.

4 Questions to Boost Your Social Media Marketing

50 Mistakes

Or do you want to inspire behavior change, for example, encouraging your followers to recycle?

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.

Our Most Anticipated 2020 Food Trends List

Goliath Consulting

Zero waste has become a buzzworthy term, with restaurants being encouraged to be the vanguard of recycling and to take part of an initiative that is sure to resonate with today’s customers 10. 2019 has been fun. We saw the rise of veggie entrees, oat milk, boba tea and new allergy-free foods (1). We saw the growth of veganism, and the amount of sensation the Impossible Burger has generated around plant-based eating. But what comes afterwards? What new food trend would the new year bring?

4 Partnerships That Will Do Wonders for Your Restaurant

Cheetah

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours Nurturing long-term partnerships is one of the best things you can do for your restaurant business. Local partners, in particular, can improve the ROI of everyone involved, including yours, your partners and your investors.

3 Tricks to Boost Your Restaurant’s Online Presence

Cheetah

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours Nurturing long-term partnerships is one of the best things you can do for your restaurant business. Local partners, in particular, can improve the ROI of everyone involved, including yours, your partners and your investors.

4 Partnerships That Will Do Wonders for Your Restaurant

Cheetah

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours Nurturing long-term partnerships is one of the best things you can do for your restaurant business. Local partners, in particular, can improve the ROI of everyone involved, including yours, your partners and your investors.

3 Tricks to Boost Your Restaurant’s Online Presence

Cheetah

You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours Nurturing long-term partnerships is one of the best things you can do for your restaurant business. Local partners, in particular, can improve the ROI of everyone involved, including yours, your partners and your investors.

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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Restaurants Save up to 10% on Food Costs by Reducing Waste

Cheetah

Separate paper, plastic, glass and cardboard, which are recyclable, food that can be redirected as compost, or simply landfill. Weigh and record all the different categories.

New Client Announcement: HipCityVeg

Restaurant Clicks

All food and packaging materials are compostable and recyclable , and their space and practices are also designed with sustainability in mind. . Restaurant Clicks is proud to announce our newest client, HipCityVeg.

Skip the Straw: How Restaurants Can Make an Impact

Modern Restaurant Management

Here are some of the most readily available straw alternatives that restaurants can consider: Glass : The majority of glass straws are actually made of shatter-resistant borosilicate but are still reusable and recyclable.

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Going Paperless at Work: 5 Easy Steps and 10 Helpful Tools

Lavu

out of recycling bins and trash cans. Paper was once considered a necessity for office work. But it’s also a nuisance. In the typical office setting, paper is virtually everywhere. It covers every desktop, fills every filing cabinet, and spills.

MRM Franchise Feed: Currying Up Favor and Committed Taco

Modern Restaurant Management

Curry Up Now also limits their disposal waste by using real plates, silverware and cloth napkins in-house and packaging all to-go orders in recyclable and compostable containers. Taco Bell committed to making all consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025 worldwide.

20 Best Nashville Food Trucks 2019

KaTom

For those who are environmentally conscious, they also use biodegradable and recyclable utensils, plates, and cups. 20 Best Food Trucks in Nashville, TN.

Gaucho | The Evolution: CEO Martin Williams announces new direction with the launch of ambitious Charlotte Street concept, opening 9th December

iSanté

Fully-recyclable packaging in partnership with First Mile and smarter low-waste serving solutions reduce Gaucho’s ecological footprint, while still offering the largest selection of Argentinian wines outside the country.