Reduce Takeout Waste with Eco-Friendly Packaging
Delivery has been a lifeline for the food service industry during the pandemic. Business owners promptly switched to takeout after provincial restrictions came into place, and customers were happy to support their favourite restaurant. In fact, a recent survey found that 60% of consumers order delivery or takeout once a week. While the food service community has persevered, a new challenge has emerged: reducing waste.
Though air pollution decreased due to work from home policies, some experts argue the increased reliance on single use plastics has set back the progress made on reducing our carbon footprint. The upward online shopping trend forced some Canadian cities to cut back and even cancel municipal recycling programs. Many grocery chains also suspended fees for plastic bags. 29% of participants in a study reported consuming more plastic goods during the pandemic. When it comes to takeout, plastic cutlery, bags, and containers can contribute to this problem.
At Wholesale Club, we are committed to eliminating harmful single-use plastics and helping the environment. We’re proud to offer eco-friendly packaging alternatives so that your restaurant can continue to offer takeout while making a difference.
Compostable Clamshell Containers
We carry a variety of eco-friendly containers from brands like Genpak. These containers are durable enough to hold your customer’s food yet made of biodegradable materials. They are microwave safe, GMO free, and produced from annually renewable natural fibers.
Compostable Sugarcane Plates
Sugar cane plates offer a stylish alternative to traditional paper plates. They’re versatile, strong, and made from renewable materials. They can be used to serve both hot and cold foods.
Warm or cold, Greenstripe offers an eco-friendly beverage container made from PLA, a plant-based plastic that can be composted to help new plants grow.