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How To Start A School Recycling Program in 6 Steps

How To Start A School Recycling Program in 6 Steps

Did you know that up to 80% of the waste produced in schools could actually be recycled? A majority of the waste produced in schools isn’t disposed of properly leading to excessive trash and large disposal costs. In many cases, large amounts of paper, food packaging products, commercial cleaning supplies, and other waste that is …

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Microwave Safe Containers: A Business’ Guide [VIDEO]

Microwave Safe Containers: A Business’ Guide [VIDEO]

Takeout and delivery services have been a lifeline for many foodservice operations as we continue to deal with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. There seems to be no end in sight for the increasing popularity even as the economy begins to reopen in many areas. We can assume takeout and delivery will remain the …

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Molded Fiber Food Packaging with PFAS: Is It Safe and Compostable?

Molded Fiber Food Packaging with PFAS: Is It Safe and Compostable?

In recent years, the demand for more sustainable packaging has been growing steadily. As a result, many companies have adopted the use of molded fiber and bagasse food packaging. Molded fiber and bagasse are considered some of the most environmentally friendly food packaging options because they “close the loop”. Molded fiber is constructed from post-consumer …

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Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Top 6 Styrofoam Alternatives (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Plastic foam or polystyrene is one of the most widely used types of plastics due to its low cost, moldable qualities, and its capability to generate its lightweight counterpart EPS (Styrofoam).  Its various desirable performance attributes such as heat tolerance and retention and it’s low-cost, have made it the preferred takeout container for many restaurants …

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How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

How Will The Plastic Bag Ban Affect Your Business?

Throughout the United States, state regulation on plastic bags is increasing. Some states are focusing on implementing effective recycling programs, while others are imposing bans or fees to discourage the use of plastic bags altogether. Recent bans and regulations may have you wondering if your business is going to be affected.

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Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Comparing Different Types of Disposable Cutlery

Choosing the right type of cutlery is important whether you are looking to make a positive impression on your guests or are trying to make a difference in the environment. Disposable cutlery is available in several different material types. Selecting the cutlery to best fit your business will depend on the food you are serving, …

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