An Appetite for Sustainability
People around the globe have become more concerned in recent years about the environmental impact of the brands they choose, and this trend has continued during the pandemic.
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Coupled with the rapidly increasing demand for ‘off-premises’ food, exacerbated further by Covid, it seems that for restaurants to thrive in a post-Covid world, they’ll need to find a planet-friendly way to serve customers in their homes.
Thankfully, Ozarka is already here with the perfect solution!
The Importance of Packaging
A recent study estimated that 2025 million disposable takeout containers are used every year in the EU alone, and due to the low ‘recyclability’ of these containers, many of them are never recycled, and often end up in a landfill or clogging up the rivers and oceans.
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And this isn’t just a plastic problem! Single-use compostable and biodegradable packaging also poses many environmental issues, which is why Greenpeace recently suggested we should move away from single-use packaging altogether, and instead embrace ‘beneficial systems that prioritize refill and reuse.’
Well that’s exactly what Ozarka is all about! We provide restaurants with a complete solution to reusable, planet-friendly food containers. Here’s how we’re helping make restaurants more sustainable:
- Ozarka has the lowest environmental impact: A recent in-depth study on the life-cycle impact of different kinds of takeout containers found that reusable plastic containers have the lowest overall impact compared to disposables, assuming they are re-used 16-208 times. As Ozarka containers are made mainly from silicone, and can be safely reused over 1000 times, they provide restaurants with a minimal-impact solution.
- Reducing food waste: Ozarka containers are strong and leak-proof, specifically designed to keep food hot and intact during transport, which means fewer cold, squashed orders, and less food wasted.
- Fully Recyclable: Ozarka containers are 100% recyclable, and we collect them at the end of their life cycle to make sure they’re recycled properly.
A More Sustainable Normal
By replacing disposable takeout containers with Ozarka’s minimal impact, fully recyclable solution, restaurants can be ready for the new, sustainable, delivered-to-your-door normal.
Now that sounds like a better normal to us!