Earth Day is fast approaching! It’s more important than ever before that we’re collectively doing all we can to adapt to a more sustainable way of living and work consistently to reverse the damage done to our environment. With this in mind, World of Spice are focusing this week’s edition on preserving our world and the simple yet mighty changes you can implement within your restaurant to become more eco-friendly.
The Significance of Earth Day
April 22nd marks Earth Day - the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. This date is celebrated by more than a billion people across the world; each acting to make a difference, protect the planet and act against huge global problems like pollution and deforestation. Locally, involving yourself or your team in litter picking, tree planting, or at the recycling plant can have a meaningful impact, helping to make our world a better place to live.
The shocking reality is that we live in a world where global warming is now huge cause for concern. It’s imperative that we work together and continue to make a difference! Experts say that there is time to reverse the majority of the damage that has been done – but only if we act now! No matter how small your efforts seem, you can help to make a positive impact on the global crisis we’re facing.
Easy Ways for Your Restaurant to Become Eco-Friendly
Over the past ten years, we’ve seen a huge change in the catering industry when it comes to a more sustainable way of business but there is still more that our restaurants could be doing. Change needs to be permanent, not just for Earth Day.
Here are a few easy ideas that can be easily incorporated into the daily running’s your restaurant establishment:
Buy Spices in Bulk
When you buy seasoning bulk, you are contributing to many positive environmental changes, including cutting carbon emissions:
- With 45% of waste in landfills attributed to food packaging and containers, buying bulk spices and herbs and other produce in large quantities can really help to reduce unnecessary packaging, including plastic. You can also recycle or up-cycle your bulk packaging after use.
- Purchasing bulk herbs, seasonings and spices contribute to less transport transmissions through deliveries. Having timely bulk deliveries stops multiple trips a week, cutting down on petrol emissions, but ensures you’ll always have what you need.
- Bulk spices and herbs are key ingredients in vegetarian and vegan dishes; cutting down on meat and dairy can also help to reduce greenhouse gas emission.
Alongside the positive environmental effects, from a business perspective, wholesale seasoning is the most cost-effective option for your restaurant, saving you money long term? The high quality of our herbs, seasonings and spices means that they last longer, so you don’t have to buy as much, but guests will always get that authentic and delicious taste in whatever cuisine you cook up!
Reduce Food Waste
Reducing your food waste can make a monumental impact on the environment. Bulk herb companies, like World of Spice, are helping to encourage restaurants to decrease their overall food wastage, allowing them to be more conscious of ordering just what they need. Did you know that restaurants throw out 52 billion pounds worth of food each year?
Minimise food wastage through buying dried produce with a longer use by date. If your restaurant is aware of the stock that they use on a regular basis, and how much they go through on average month to month, it is far more beneficial for the environment, and for businesses, to buy in bulk.
Market Your Seasonal, Local Produce
Knowing where your food comes from is just as important as how it tastes. If you’re a local business, it’s more likely that your ingredients are seasonal and regionally sourced. You have the capacity to be a little more creative with your menu and therefore, your marketing! If you source your produce locally, or from other small businesses, let your customers know! They’ll feel great that they’re supporting such a worthwhile establishment and a greener more organic ethic and they’ll soon be back for more!
Recycle, Recycle, Recycle
It’s the simplest things that can make the biggest impact. It’s important that your restaurant takes every opportunity to recycle. With 80% of packaging completely recyclable, it’s time that we embrace that statistic. If you’re putting rubbish in the bin, make sure that it’s the right one. We certainly don’t want to be topping up the already overflowing landfill sites around the globe.
Restaurants get through thousands of recyclable packages on a weekly basis. If you don’t have a recycling system at work, get one – curating this will only take a few minutes out of your day but is fundamental to our environment! Purchase a few large containers for glass, metal, carboard, paper, plastic and non-recyclables. Label them clearly so people know where to put the items and ensure that someone takes the recycling out upon close at the end of each working day. Easy and effective!
World of Spice Are Eco-Friendly
At World of Spice, we’re an eco-conscious, family run business. The welfare of our environment is paramount, and we are continually committed to lessen our impact on the planet. We continue to uphold a responsibility of care to our planet and ensure that we contribute to sustainability and preserving the planet though our supply, production and installation.
We keep informed and up to date on where our produce comes from, new packaging materials and transportation options, to ensure that our customers always have environmentally friendly products available for their restaurants.
Get in Touch with Our Team
If you’re looking for a way to contribute to a greener way of business, buying bulk herbs and spices is a steadfast step in the right direction! At World of Spice, we can accommodate your specific business requirements.
Our family-run team are highly customer focused, with a strong commitment to lessen our impact on the environment. You can enjoy our flexible and comprehensive service when is most convenient for you. We want to help develop your menu by offering top notch flavours, bespoke blends and solutions through seasoning. From timely deliveries, tailored packaging, to private labels, we can accommodate your business needs.