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GETTING RID OF PLASTIC STRAWS : WHY IT IS IMPORTANT & HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE SWITCH

Companies, cities and even countries are beginning to ban plastic straws in part as a ‘gateway issue’ to get people to begin thinking about their single-use plastic consumption and unnecessary waste. Businesses that respond appropriately can actually lead the way into a more sustainable future before they get struck with regulation and bans.

Here is a ‘Pro-tip’ from our friends at the Munchen House in Leavenworth: 

The company we chose to source straws from is Aardvark Straws https://www.aardvarkstraws.com/ - this is based on company values and product quality. They are also available through Sysco! - Mia Abbett (Manager)

Check out ‘Learn More’ for more articles and info on this topic from ‘Our Last Straw’.
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STYROFOAM

Almost a thing of the past, styrofoam is one of the worst single use culprits!  Styrofoam is made of puffed #6 plastic: “polystyrene” (PS), made ‘of many styrenes’. Styrene is classified a known hazardous substance that can leech into your food and beverage, especially when hot.  In addition, styrofoam easily breaks down into millions of tiny pieces that will be in our ecosystem for centuries!  

Thankfully there are a lot of better options out there for businesses.  Sysco now carries EcoProducts, a company that is pioneering biodegradable and sustainable products for businesses.  

Check out ‘Learn More’ to gain insight into the ‘why’ of Eco Products and sustainable disposables.
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FROM SINGLE-USE TO REUSABLE BAGS!

Not only can businesses help reduce their environmental impact, they can also boost sales by using reusable bags! Plastic bags cost retailers an estimated $4 billion annually. Paper bags are even costlier. Increasingly, everyone from grocery stores to retail shops are going reusable to reduce expenses and connect with consumers.  

Here is a ‘Pro-tip’ from our friends at the Munchen House in Leavenworth:

We chose 4imprint (https://www.4imprint.com/) They have a good selection of bags made from recycled materials and bags that are made in USA. We chose a made in USA bag because the environmental footprint is smaller on something made here rather than overseas. The bigger the quantity, the better the price. - Mia Abbett (Manager)
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