Restaurants Save Money with the Right Recycling Practices 

Modern Restaurant Management

In 2018, when China stopped accepting plastics and recycling from the US, waste management professionals wondered whether the recycling industry could survive the loss of a major market for America’s commodity scrap. percent a year, and the plastic recycling market by $14.74

How to Run a Restaurant and Reap the Benefits of Recycling

Cheetah

How to Run a Restaurant and Reap the Benefits of Recycling . So when someone brings up food recycling, you’re probably asking yourself when you’ll ever have time to give it any thought. Well, what if food recycling could actually help your growing business and save you money? Below are 5 quick and easy tips for restaurant owners wondering how to run a restaurant and benefit from food recycling: 1.

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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. Here is a brief overview of the terms used by the various stakeholders in the world of organic waste recycling, which often cause confusion: Organic matter comes from a living organism; food waste is one type of organic matter.

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Managing Your Vendor Network: The Key to Economically Sustainable Operations in the COVID Era

Modern Restaurant Management

The truth is: waste management, recycling, hood cleaning and grease trap services are more often than not a source of overspending and inefficiency. During the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine, most restaurants are just working to keep their doors open.

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. 3/4 buy some packaging/supplies that contain recycled materials or are certified compostable. Restaurant Best Practices.

Boardroom Spirits Significantly Expands Product Portfolio

Sante

The distillery’s strengthened commitment to sustainability include a recycled bottling program and an installation of solar panels making it one of the first distilleries in Pennsylvania to run on 100% renewable energy.

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.” 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).

OUR DAILY BREATH: POST COVID KITCHENS – GET READY

Culinary Cues

We have become use to recycling our cardboard on a daily basis, but it may soon be required to eliminate that packaging before food and other supplies enter a food production space or storage. [] EMPLOYEE ANTIBODY TESTING AND VALIDATION. Restaurants will get the green light at some point. When the data demonstrates that the virus is somewhat under control – whether that is the end of May or later, we all know in our hearts and minds that things will be different.

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.

Boardroom Spirits Releases Seasonal Nocino

Sante

Green Walnut Liqueur Returns for the Season and is Featured in Two New Ready-To-Drink Bottled Cocktails. Boardroom Spirits, the award-winning, sustainable precision craft distiller announces the seasonal release of its annual holiday spirit, Nocino (28% ABV $39.99

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. Sustainability is a matter that has always been around, but in the past few years this topic has been flaring up in all industries.

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.

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. Could that not be donated to your local charity to help the starving? Maybe multiple charities?

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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.

COOKS – GETTING BACK INTO THE ZONE

Culinary Cues

Items are received at the back entrance where boxes will be opened, cardboard immediately discarded to outside recycling bins, and each item is wiped with bleach cloths before transferred to storage. Take a deep breath as you walk through those back doors, back into the kitchen that was so familiar, back to a place that you have missed for the past three months. Somehow you are nervous – why is that? You’re not as nervous about the virus as you are being able to hit the ground running.

Trash or Treasure? Used Cooking Oil’s Golden Allure Isn’t Just About its Color

Modern Restaurant Management

In the 1990’s, key players in the rendering industry began producing biofuel from recycled animal fats and cooking oils on a commercial scale. “The thieves are difficult to deter,” says Frank Scoggins, security manager for a leading UCO recycling company. The best deterrent for grease theft is to move the storage to indoor systems, as offered by numerous grease recycling companies and renderers.

Inspiring! 3 Restaurants Show How they Adapted During the COVID-19 Pandemic

7 Shifts

But Hamburger Mary's is eco-conscious and encourages guests to recycle! You've heard hundreds of stories about restaurants struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it's undoubtedly a difficult time for restaurants, this has also been an era of innovation and resilience.

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. .

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. .

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. The restaurant industry is heavily influenced by this trend. There are several ways to approach social media for restaurants and Instagram is one of the most popular platforms for food photos.

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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).

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. But before you start packing your delicious meals in boxes and sending them out into the world, it’s best to begin with a strategy rooted in sound business and marketing principles. Here is a 6-step guide to set up a delivery operation with success.

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.” Smart restaurant owners understand sustainability benefits their bottom line and customer base. if you’ve decided to get started, how do you get employees excited about sustainability too?

Restaurant QR Codes: 2020’s Comeback Story

Modern Restaurant Management

QR codes are providing customers with digital access to menus – replacing traditional paper menus that require cleaning, recycling and never-ending updates – making this aspect of the restaurant experience truly touchless.

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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. Recycle Throw away your trash in an orderly fashion.

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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. Gen Z commands an estimated 40% of all consumer shopping. Why does this matter for restaurants?

Managing Your Restaurant’s Maintenance & Sanitization During COVID-19

7 Shifts

The COVID-19 health crisis has created a new emphasis on sanitization, health, and social distancing in businesses of all types—and restaurants are no exception. Enhanced focus on sanitization and social distancing have become the minimum restaurant operating requirements during the pandemic.

How to Keep Your Restaurant Back Office Organized

7 Shifts

By extension, these regular tidy-ups can help you pinpoint and get rid of things in your office that you just don’t need anymore, like papers that can be recycled or those that need proper filing. Papers. Clutter. Wires. Clipboards.

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. 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.

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. The discussion was lively and the speakers covered all aspects of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Richard Young, Director of Education.

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How To Clean A Restaurant: The Ultimate Checklist

Sling

Empty trash and recycling bins before they get too full. Empty trash and recycling. Now more than ever, it’s vital to your business’s success that you and your staff learn how to clean a restaurant properly to prevent the spread of disease. In this article, the restaurant-management experts at Sling have created the ultimate checklist to help you keep your eating establishment — be it a food truck or a seven-course restaurant — as clean and safe as possible.

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. Recycle your cooking oil and grease waste so it can be used as biofuel. Use a company that will set up an oil collection and recycling system for you, so you don’t even have to think about it. 5. /. 5. (. votes. ).

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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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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 company helps restaurants to implement front-of-house composting and recycling programs as well. The season of giving thanks and celebrating with friends, family and colleagues is upon us. And, with it, comes a rise in reservations for holiday parties, special family outings and overall overindulgence.

5 Ways to Drive Word of Mouth Marketing in a Cafe or Restaurant

Ken Burgin

This also works in the community – people hear about your generous support for community groups, apprentice training, recycling programs and homeless relief. Many people assume ‘word of mouth’ works automatically, and it’s always positive. As if people will say the nicest things without you making any effort. Sorry, that’s not going to happen! And word of mouth can also be negative – ‘OMG did you hear that place got a food poisoning fine, and they’ve been underpaying their chefs!’.

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. January is fast-approaching, and hot lunch spots will soon be back on the mind of every highschool and college student in your area. Want to capture the hungry, back-to-school lunch crowd for January?

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. In fact, they have significantly curbed energy consumption and recycle more than 1 million pounds of cardboard, pallets, paper products, and stretch wrap. Saving thousands of gallons of water each year through recycling and water treatment. The quality of the food you serve ensures diners keep your tables packed.

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. In fact, they have significantly curbed energy consumption and recycle more than 1 million pounds of cardboard, pallets, paper products, and stretch wrap. Saving thousands of gallons of water each year through recycling and water treatment. The quality of the food you serve ensures diners keep your tables packed.

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.

Use The Right Food Delivery Packaging To Convey Quality And Create Brand Recall

The Restaurant Times

With growing concern about the environment and the use of recyclable material, food packaging has become greener. According to a report by the National Restaurant Association , 72% percent of restaurant operators buy food delivery packaging supplies made from recyclable materials. In a delivery-only restaurant business, the food you serve remains one of the main parameters to differentiate your brand from the rest.

Use The Right Food Delivery Packaging To Convey Quality And Create Brand Recall

The Restaurant Times

With growing concern about the environment and the use of recyclable material, food packaging has become greener. According to a report by the National Restaurant Association , 72% percent of restaurant operators buy food delivery packaging supplies made from recyclable materials. In a delivery-only restaurant business, the food you serve remains one of the main parameters to differentiate your brand.

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

Lavu

Or, give customers instructions on recycling the current packaging you use for carryout and delivery orders. Waste production is going up as business owners around the world swap their waste reduction initiatives out with ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For nearly a month now, Starbucks has banned the use of reusable mugs that visitors typically get a discount for using.

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