Reduce Food Service Ware Waste
can allow customers to bring their own mugs
and/or plates (Offer discounts for those who
bring their own). You can use reusable dishes
and cups instead of disposable ones for
customers who leave a deposit. Also you can use
organics recycling buckets at your booth to turn
food waste into compost.
Have a plan for recycling with you own "clearly
marked" collection containers. This will reduce
your overall waste.
Plan for your own garbage collection containers
and disposal. "Pack it out",
don't bury it, don't leave it behind.
What Are Compost Able Food Ware
These are uncoated paper
products, coated paper products, and some "bio-plastics"
(made from corn, potato, and other plant materials).
What's Wrong with Polystyrene
Made from crude oil, it is
non-renewable, non-biodegradable, and virtually
non-recyclable. It ends up in landfills, waterways or
the ocean. It breaks down into smaller and smaller
pieces which are often mistaken for food and ingested by
marine mammals, birds, and fish. Medical evidence also
suggests that chemicals in poly-styrene foam are
carcinogenic and may leach into food or drink.
Alternatives to Polystyrene Foam?
Uncoated paper, coated paper,
cardboard, other plastics, aluminum foil food service
ware, and "bio-plastics".