The Dirty Truth About Disposable Foodware
Plastic foodservice disposables such as take-out containers, napkins, and carrier bags are generally used for less than half an hour and then discarded. But the environmental impact of these single-use plastics lasts years.
Single-use plastics have become a staple in the foodservice industry. While certainly convenient, managing foodservice disposables costs the U.S. approximately a billion dollars a year. This figure has grown in recent years and continues to accelerate at an alarming pace. What is worse, however, is that this cost does not account for the mismanagement of plastics, particularly at the end of life stage. When considering the unaccounted financial, social, and environmental costs of foodservice disposables, transitioning to more sustainable alternatives seems like a no-brainer.
To learn about the 40 existing solutions to address the use of single-use plastics in the foodservice industry, read the full report by Mosses and Mollusks Consulting for The Overbrook Foundation HERE.