Reducing single use plastics in catering premises
Plastic litters our streets, chokes our seas and endangers wildlife. What can you do as a caterer to reduce the use of single-use plastic and plastic generally?
Stop offering straws (if you must offer them, compostable ones are available);
Buy vegetables and fruit that are loose and not wrapped in plastic;
Avoid the use of plastic film;
Offer takeaway food in paper bags, rather than plastic;
Use compostable takeaway containers;
Use wood or bamboo rather than plastic spoons, forks and knives;
Sell drinks in glass rather than plastic bottles;
Refill the customer’s own drinking cup;
Stop adding recyclable waste to your general waste. Make sure you recycle all the waste that you can;
Recycle clean items by rinsing them and removing as much food as you can;
Give one, rather than a handful of napkins.