Takeaways have become very popular over the last eighteen months, mainly because many businesses have been forced to close conventional eating experiences due to the global pandemic. Naturally, if you are supplying takeaway food you will need containers to put the food in. It is very rare to expect people to bring their own plates or containers!
This is where the biggest issue arises as there are a number of options for takeaway containers. Not all of them are eco-friendly. If you have already decided to use eco-friendly containers then you will want to use a reputable firm of hospitality supplies, this will allow you to confirm the containers are eco-friendly and still surprisingly cost-effective.
Of course, non-eco solutions tend to be cheaper as they are in higher demand. But, you may be surprised at how little difference there is and the reasons why you should be using eco-friendly take-out containers.
Saving The Planet
The most obvious reason to ditch plastic and Styrofoam containers is to save the planet. Currently, Australia generates 15.3 tonnes of waste per year, nearly half of this simply goes to landfill sites. Unfortunately, plastics take a very long time to degrade. That means the waste pile is getting bigger and the chemicals in the plastic are leaching into the soil, damaging the planet.
This isn’t even looking at the harmful effects of producing these containers.
In short, thinking about the take-out containers you use can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the buildup of waste. You can also help to protect the wildlife on the planet. Big piles of waste attract animals who forage for food. However, they can get trapped inside these containers and die.
Building Your Reputation
You may not have considered this but people, in general, are becoming more aware of the perilous state of the planet. That means people are actively choosing environmentally friendly products. If you decide to switch to eco-friendly take-out containers you can make sure your customers are aware of this.
Not only will you get a reputation for using eco-friendly containers, but you will also be known as a company that cares about the environment. That will help you attract additional customers and boost your business.
Eco-friendly containers may be more expensive but, if they drive more customers to you they will help you increase your profits.
You should note that customers are generally aware that eco products are more expensive and will pay a little more to support companies that care about the environment. That means you can pass some of the cost of your eco-friendly containers on, allowing you to make a profit and help the environment.
A Great Selection
Eco-friendly containers have evolved rapidly in recent years and you will find the perfect solution for your needs. In fact, you may be amazed by the array of options available. Check out your hospitality supplier today and see how many eco-friendly containers they do. It may just inspire you regarding how you present your takeaway food.