How to Be Sustainable in the Food Service Industry Posted on Jun 14 2017 by Crystal Mace
When you work in the food service industry or simply work in an operation that regularly provides food like daycare centers and churches, you go through a very large quantity of paper and plastic products. If you’re environmentally conscious, this may become concerning when you stop to consider how frequently you’re ordering large paper and plastic shipments only to see them be thrown away after use. It may seem like there’s nothing to be done, that contributing to society’s high volume of waste is just the nature of the industry, but you actually have more options than you may think when it comes to operating sustainably without sacrificing the products you need. One of the most impactful things you can implement to make your paper and plastic using business more eco-friendly is recycling. Learn more about you can do this successfully below to make a difference in your operation’s footprint.
Recycling Your Used Paper & Plastic
Recycling your used paper and plastic products is actually a fairly easy system once you get set up. There are many recyclers and waste management companies throughout North Carolina you can partner in an effort to operate more greenly. To start, you’ll need to decide how often you need recycling services: daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly. This will likely involve you tracking your waste for a short period of time to be sure how much is going in the trash. When you know what frequency of service you’ll require, do some research on pick-up recycling services in your area to find one you trust, and enlist to get on their route. They’ll explain to you what can be recycled and how it needs to be prepped and sorted to make things easier when the first pick-up comes. It may seem like a small effort, but recycling all paper and plastic products makes a huge dent in reducing the amount of these products in landfills that could have been more sustainably disposed. Knowing you’re doing your part is empowering as a business owner.
How PFS Sales Is Going Greener
Working with so many clients throughout North Carolina, we at PFS Sales have had many client partnerships that have inspired us to find more eco-friendly solutions. In working with organizations like Duke University and many other universities across the state, we provide more sustainable products like greenware, which is plastic that can be made from corn and other food products. We’re also able to provide greener cleaning products and more disposable items to help businesses and organizations meet the needs of their operation without contributing to unnecessary waste.
To learn more about our green efforts and sustainable products, contact PFS Sales today.