With a growing emphasis on environmentally friendly options, any café or takeaway that switches to biodegradable cutlery or recyclable cutlery may boost its reputation in the local area. As customers make choices based on which companies recycle and which don’t, switching to biodegradable or compostable cutlery make help you stand out from your competitors. Thanks to advances made in environmentally friendly technology over recent years, altering your cutlery purchasing practices doesn’t have to impact your pocket much – and it’ll certainly cost the earth less. As well as cutlery, you can also look at changing to biodegradable food serving cartons to, to become more environmentally friendly.
When you’re looking for the best biodegradable cutlery for your business, start by focusing on what your customers need. Fish and chip shops have made use of wooden compostable cutlery for years, but some switched to plastic because it was easier. Now they’re switching back to traditional wooden forks, but these forks may not be an option for all takeaways. If you need biodegradable cutlery that’s sturdier than the chip shop fork, there are options for all tastes, and they’re often cheaper than you might think. Your customers won’t notice any difference in quality when using biodegradable cutlery, but they may well notice its eco friendly credentials.
It isn’t only cafes and takeaways that can benefit from compostable cutlery – even the simple tea and coffee truck or ice cream stall will find uses for biodegradable cutlery. Wooden spoons and stirrers can replace plastic options and are better for the environment than their plastic counterparts. If you buy in bulk, too, wooden biodegradable cutlery is as cheap as plastic options. Look out for some cutlery that claims it’s recyclable cutlery but wouldn’t be accepted in most local recycling schemes – being unable to recycle cutlery they expect to be able to is another reason why they may turn away from your café or takeaway.
Stylish and reliable biodegradable beverage cups
Ideal for eco friendly restaurants and takeaways.
Biodegradable straws are perfect for any type of drink.
A number of different biodegradable serving containers.