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.