How Can Restaurants Be More Sustainable?

Reducing the environmental impact of your restaurant or cafe could seem like a daunting task (and one that is quite far down the list). But, it's not as complex as you may imagine.

Our step-by-step sustainability guide will help you minimise negative impacts on the environment, make a positive contribution to the community and planet, and enjoy the many benefits that come from being more sustainable.

 

Download the Free Guide on How to Make Your Restaurant More Sustainable

Make going green a breeze with our sustainability plan and checklist. 


What's in the Guide?

An easy-to-follow sustainability plan for your restaurant or cafe

A simple sustainability checklist for your restaurant or cafe

 

 

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How To Be a Sustainable Restaurant

1. Swap your packaging to eco-friendly options

By ditching single-use plastic packaging for compostable alternatives, you will reduce your carbon footprint and save a lot of plastic waste going to landfills/escaping into the natural environment. 

2. Start composting to reduce waste

You can monitor your food inventory, optimise portion sizes and donate surplus ingredients to charities but it's inevitable that food waste will be created in your restaurant or cafe. Through composting, you can divert your food waste and compostable packaging from going to landfills and create nutrient-rich compost. Composting can be easy with Compost Connect! Visit their website to start reducing your waste today.

3. Reduce your water and energy consumption

Have you ever considered how to reduce restaurant water and energy consumption?

Whether swapping to energy-efficient dishwashers, using water-saving toilets or taps, or opting for renewable energy, there are a number of ways to reduce the water and energy consumption in your restaurant. It's safe to say any efficiencies realised will often translate to dollars saved – and who doesn't love saving money? 

4. Educate your customers

Don't let your effort go unnoticed. Make sure your customers know about your restaurant sustainability practices, spread the word and get your customers onboard your sustainability journey, too. 

5. Become a profit-for-purpose business

Become a carbon-neutral business and offset your carbon emissions – or why don’t you make your business a force for good by becoming a certified B corporation? Partner with other sustainable, ethical businesses and support your local community. Make the world a better place through your work. 

Why is Sustainability Important for Restaurants?

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Reduce Costs

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Support the Community

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Lower Carbon Footprint

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Improve Brand

Be green to be seen! The importance of sustainability in restaurants cannot be understated in today's world as consumers are increasingly concerned with the environment and how their purchasing decisions impact it. Being a sustainable restaurant or cafe is good for the planet and also your business. You'll reduce costs (every bit helps!), improve profits, lower your environmental footprint, increase brand loyalty and also support the community.

Download the guide to read more about these benefits.

This Is the Positive Impact That Could Be Made by an Average Restaurant

Simply by choosing BioPak packaging, you can make a real difference for the environment.


1.3 tonnes

of Plastic Avoided

4.63 tonnes

of Carbon Offset

1.59 tonnes

Diverted from Landfill





Calculate Your Positive Impact

Enter your own numbers below or select some pre-selected scenarios to see the difference switching from regular plastic to BioPak compostable packaging can make. A simple switch can have a significant environmental impact



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What's in the Guide?

An easy-to-follow sustainability plan for your restaurant or cafe

A simple sustainability checklist for your restaurant or cafe

Whether you're a cafe our restaurant, download our guide for tips on how to become more sustainable.


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Join Compost Connect

Start your composting journey today and divert food and packaging waste from landfill. Did you know that only 9% of the plastic we as humans produce is recycled? That’s a lot of plastic waste ending up in landfills, or worse, our oceans. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

By choosing carbon neutral BioPak packaging that can be composted using Compost Connect, you not only divert waste from landfill, you contribute to soil health by generating nutrient-dense compost - it’s a win-win.

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