1. SUSTAINABLE THINKING
Sustainability continues to grow as a priority for innovative business operators from all sectors. From energy and recycling to biodegradable packaging and food-waste disposal, modern businesses are continually looking for ways to conserve resources and clean up their business practices for today's socially conscious customers.
The effects of single-use plastics on the environment is a trending topic that concerns almost all businesses that serve and package food. Today there are many alternative products to traditional packaging that can limit the amount of plastic used in enterprises and purchased to distribute to customers. It is no longer enough to implement a simple recycling program or removing plastic straws from your business. Sustainability leaders dig deep into their business practices to reduce their carbon footprint through methods such as water conservation, alternative green energy, and food waste.
Some good examples of companies that push the envelope of sustainability are World Centric and Leafware – available from PDL!
World Centric® produces high-quality and compostable foodservice products such as plates, cups, and utensils. Leafware® is an example of an eco-friendly company that produces elegant dinnerware from naturally shed leaves. The leaves are collected, washed, scrubbed, sun-dried, compressed, and then sterilized to create utensils that naturally decompose with zero waste! Leafware products are produced sustainably and provide a living for many families in small communities in South Asia.
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