How to make your restaurant greener
Here are the top five elements to make your restaurant greener.
Number 1 on your list, have a comprehensive (and easy to follow) recycling plan. This should cover as much of the waste you produce as possible, from the more widely recycled items like glass and cardboard to food waste and plastics.
2. Degradable or reusable takeaway containers
One thing to consider if your restaurant offers takeaway food is what you are serving it in. There are lots of options for reusable containers, where diners pay a deposit for a stainless steel tiffin and get their money returned when they bring the tiffin back.
3. Invest in efficient appliances
Whilst the initial price tag of an energy-efficient appliance might be higher than the more standard alternative, it’s an investment worth making - both for the planet, and for your business’s bottom line.
4. Go local
By reducing the mileage attached to the food you serve, you will, in turn, be reducing the carbon footprint of your restaurant. Plus, this can be a great incentive to support local businesses and create a unique selling point for your food!
5. Choose the right suppliers
When choosing which companies to work with, check their ‘green credentials’. By choosing Johnsons London Linen for your restaurant linen hire, you can be confident that your table cloths, napkins, chef’s uniforms and all other restaurant linen has been laundered and processed in an ecologically responsible way.
You can read more about the changes we’ve made as part of our commitment to the environment.