Total Food Service, a leading foodservice publication for over 30 years, stated “hospitality and foodservice businesses are facing challenges on all sides as food prices surge, energy costs soar, and labor shortages ensue.”
While some may consider sustainability to be non-essential in the face of these problems, there has never been a more important time to leverage sustainability in steering operations out of the pandemic wake.
- 90% of venues have reported increased operational costs, with over 50% reporting substantial increases per The Meetings Industry Association.
- Over 30% of hospitality workers said they are not considering re-entering the industry in a recent poll.
- 73% of consumers would be more likely to choose a hotel if it’s implemented sustainability practices, according to Booking.com.
Regardless of a businesses’ position on sustainability, it makes economic sense to maximize returns by minimizing waste.
As purchasing teams look to strategically source alternatives, one way to reduce waste and expenses is avoiding costly investments in greenwashing disposables. While incurring the additional cost of these disposables vs. traditional single-use plastics, operators also need to clean, collect, sort, and send these products to commercial composting facilities in order to fulfill their life-cycle.
StrawFish alleviates this headache by certifying its solutions through 3rd party organizations to 100% biodegrade in natural landfill conditions – making it easy for staff and guests dispose of waste in traditional collection bins.
In simplifying the systems and infrastructure needed to implement sustainable initiatives, we can help businesses and consumers champion sustainability in everyday life.
Connect with our team to learn how StrawFish can help reduce costs and improve operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.