Eco-Friendly Trends in Food Service
In recent years restaurants have been going green and implementing sustainable practices to conserve energy, reduce waste, and provide healthier offerings.
The Food Service Industry creates a lot of waste, from food waste through to trash created by single-use plastics such as straws, take-out containers, and to-go cups. The packaging is used for only a few minutes and then tossed out in the trash. Traditional food service containers take 25-100 years to breakdown after they are only used once for a brief period of time.
These products inevitably end up in landfills, or worse, in our oceans where they injure wildlife.
Thankfully, many food service retailers are beginning to join our sustainable community! We’re starting to see more:
- Efforts to reduce food waste through education
- Reusable or compostable straws and utensils
- Reusable or compostable to-go cups
- Recycled or Compostable clamshell containers for take-out
- Providing recycle or compost bins for customer use
This is a wonderful start, but we still have work to do!
Did you know?
If you’re using compostable food packaging such as clamshell containers, food trays, or cups, your labels need to be compostable too! Non-compostable labels contaminate the composting process, ruining all of the hard work that you’ve put into making your cafeteria or restaurant sustainable!
Elevate Packaging and PURE Labels have the perfect solution for food service packaging
From blank labels on sheets or rolls for you to print yourself, to custom printed PURE Labels. We can print your branding or logo onto our label rolls with a blank space for you to print your own best before dates, or nutritional information.
Need to seal your compostable to-go containers or bags to avoid spillage? We have compostable sticker seals!
We also have compostable cello bags for baked goods.