Green Disposable Dinnerware Guide
As more loyal customers are demanding a smaller carbon footprint from their favorite chain or local restaurant, the foodservice industry, in turn, is focusing heavily on going green. Running a sustainable and eco-friendly establishment is now, more than ever, a new standard, not just a distinguishing niche for marketing. Whether you run a takeout restaurant, concession stand, catering business, or you’re just throwing a party, it’s important to supply your customers or guests with biodegradable and compostable products. From plates and bowls to platters and trays, we have something for every market that’s devoted to going green!
Fluorescent Lighting Recycling Guide
If your food service operations are using fluorescent lighting of any kind, including the newest compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), both you and your employees should be properly recycling burned out lamps and bulbs. Disposal restrictions are becoming more strict, and for a good reason; these fluorescent lamps and bulbs contain mercury, a toxic chemical which is used to emit light. When fluorescent lamps and bulbs are recycled, the contents ( including mercury, phosphor powders, glass, and other materials) are all safely sorted out. This sorting not only creates opportunities to reuse the contents of a burned out lamp or bulb, it also substantially decreases the chances of the mercury contaminating landfills and waterways.
The Green Box's numerous perforations make it easy to convert this ordinary looking pizza box into four serving plates and a convenient storage container for leftovers. The Green Box is made from 100% recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard.
Use Eco-Friendly Restaurant Supplies to Lower Your Carbon Footprint without Sacrificing Style
If you run an environmentally-conscious establishment, these eco-friendly restaurant supplies are perfect for you! You’ll find everything you need to maintain a successful restaurant, bakery, cafe, hotel, or catering service. Choose from disposable or reusable green restaurant supplies, all of which are made from sustainable materials. Read more
We carry disposable eco-friendly restaurant supplies, including take-out containers, plates, trays, bowls, and utensils. You’ll also find deli paper, pan liners, and bags. These products are biodegradable and compostable, which means they’ll naturally degrade without leaving any toxic or visible residue. You can use these disposables in your quick-serve restaurant, cafe, cafeteria, or catered event.
In addition to our all-natural disposables, we also offer CFL light bulbs and low-flow spray valves that will help reduce your establishment’s energy costs. You can even outfit your establishment with recycling bins to encourage customers to recycle their plastic and paper materials. When it comes time to clean up, we have you covered with green cleaning products, as well!
You can also find green restaurant supplies that will set up an eye-catching display. Use food risers made from bamboo on your buffet table, and check out our green chafing fuel to keep food pans heated at your hotel’s continental breakfast. You can also use serving trays made from recycled glass to serve appetizers, mini desserts, and dinner rolls.
Dinnerware, Cups, and Utensils
Serve customers their meals and beverages with our eco-friendly dinnerware, cups, and utensils. Choose from bamboo plates, renewable wood flatware, biodegradable food trays, recyclable cups, and coffee sleeves. You’ll also find reusable platters, plates, and bowls made from sustainable natural resources.
If you own a restaurant, deli, market stand, pizzeria, or quick-service establishment, then these eco-friendly take-out containers are perfect for you. You’ll find everything from deli containers and portion cups to pizza boxes, hinged containers, and cup carrier trays. Browse our selection of products made from different materials, including recyclable plastic, biodegradable molded fiber, and kraft paper. We even carry reusable take-out containers!
Buffet and Display Products
Set up an eco-friendly yet visually-appealing food presentation with our buffet and display products! We carry everything you need to showcase your event’s featured dishes, from bamboo risers and condiment holders to wooden signs and flatware organizers. You’ll find serving trays and beverage dispensers made from recycled glass, as well. You can even use chafing fuel that’s safe for the environment to keep your entrees heated.
Market and Grocery Supplies
These market and grocery supplies are exactly what you need to send customers home with their purchases. Use biodegradable plastic bags to package small orders in your take-out restaurant, gift shop, market, or produce stand. We carry reusable shopping bags, as well, that offer excellent durability and strength to accommodate heavier items like canned goods.
Provide overnight guests in your motel, hotel, resort, gym, or spa with these environmentally-friendly hotel supplies. Our selection includes individually-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and lotion, as well as recyclable drinking cups. You can also outfit restrooms with green shower curtains, and your staff can clean with all-natural housekeeping chemicals.
Paper products are used in almost every retail setting, from packaging customers’ purchases to wrapping sandwiches, snacks, and other food items. By having these unbleached, all-natural paper products in stock, you’ll eliminate using items that contain harsh chemicals, additives, and preservatives. Plus, all of our lunch bags, toilet tissues, napkins, baking cups, and coffee filters are biodegradable, which means they won’t leave behind any toxic residue!
Our selection of green janitorial supplies includes everything you need to save energy, collect trash, and encourage recycling. Use CFL light bulbs to conserve energy up to 75 percent, and line garbage cans with compostable trash bags. You’ll find liners that fit perfectly in recycling bins, as well.
Warewashing and Water Saving Products
These warewashing and water saving products will help reduce water waste and energy costs, and they’ll help increase your equipment’s’ efficiency. Use low flow pre-rinse spray valves to clean off dishes, and outfit sinks with electronic faucets to eliminate the risk of employees leaving the water running. You’ll also find grease traps to keep harmful substances out of sink drains, which can cause clogging and other malfunctions.
Recycling Cans and Receptacles
Encourage your staff members and guests to recycle their waste by setting out these recycling cans and receptacles. You’ll find containers that are designated to hold paper, trash, bottles, and cans. You can also browse our selection of receptacles to find decorative styles for use in upscale establishments, plain options for back-of-house settings, and disposable containers for use at events.
In any foodservice or hospitality establishment, a lot of trash is produced from simple, everyday tasks. By using eco-friendly restaurant supplies as alternatives to foam products and other non-degradable items, you’ll be one step closer to operating a more sustainable business, and you'll help keep harmful substances out of landfills. You’ll also reduce energy costs, and you can market your restaurant, hotel, or catering service as a green establishment, which can increase the amount of new customers. For more great supplies for use in your restaurant, be sure to check out our wood dinnerware, wooden spoons, and wooden serving and display bowls. If you're wondering where to buy green products, we have a large selection available at the lowest prices.