Say goodbye to flimsy plastic bags and Styrofoam food containers with these eco friendly restaurant packaging ideas.
Did you know that containers and packaging make up more than 23% of all waste in American landfills? If you’re considering this impact, try switching up your fast food packaging with eco friendly or sustainable packaging.
Here are six of our favorite eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic packaging.
1. Soft Loop Handle Take-Out Bags
Traditional plastic bags are anything but durable, and often lead to spills. These Soft Loop Handle Take-Out Food Bags make a great alternative to plastic bags. The wide bottoms with cardboard inserts easily accommodate food containers and prevent unnecessary messes. While its strong, high-performance plastic is made with recycled materials.
2. Eco-Pak White Take-Out Boxes
With Eco-Pak White Take-Out Boxes, customers can depend on the top lock to prevent spills, as well as an interior coating that makes the containers grease-resistant. Fully recyclable and microwavable, these boxes are a worry-free staple for any food delivery operation.
3. Molded Fiber Clamshell Take-Out Containers
Molded Fiber Clamshell Take-Out Containers are fully biodegradable and compostable. They’re also durable enough to protect take-out orders at every stage of the delivery process. Use these containers to transport hot/cold food.
4. White/Kraft Versa Recycled Handle Bags
An eco-chic alternative to plastic bags, our Versa Recycled Handle Bags are made from recycled materials. These twisted-handled shoppers can also be customized with your restaurant’s name or logo to add a branded touch.
5. Bio-Plus® Earth Kraft Take-Out Boxes
If your restaurant is 100% committed to going green, try these Bio-Plus® Earth Kraft Take-Out Boxes. They are made from 100% recycled cardboard paper and endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association. Bio-Plus® boxes are also biodegradable and chlorine-free. Plus, they can easily hold any food item, whether hot or cold, greasy or crunchy.
6. Molded Biodegradable Fiber Plates
Our Molded Biodegradable Fiber Plates are a great alternative to styrofoam lunch trays. They are made from compressed sugarcane fiber, making them fully compostable.
If your restaurant hasn’t already started taking steps towards a greener business model, investing in eco-friendly packaging is a great way to start. With Paper Mart’s lowest price guarantee, you can keep your overhead costs under control — and prevent waste from getting out of hand.