From ingredients to paper goods and cleaning supplies, most of the items that your business purchases will arrive in some type of packaging. To reduce packaging waste, strive to follow the three Rs of sustainability.
Ask suppliers to use more sustainable packaging materials or to minimize their packaging, using just enough to protect ingredients en route.
You can also order in bulk when possible, so you have fewer cartons and less plastic wrap to dispose
Instead of single-use packages and wraps, ask for refillable or
Once containers are empty, set them aside in a designated space until the supplier can pick them up again.
Look up your local ordinance to see which materials can be recycled and how they should be cleaned and sorted.
Then train staff accordingly, making sure they know recycling is important.
Arrange for pickup or drop-off of materials on a regular basis to keep your business clean and uncluttered.