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Because “General guide to environmentally conscious disposal of food packaging” was way too long as a title.

We see a lot of guests who want to do good and seek the best sustainable ways to separate and dispose of their packages. We love that. Let us show you the best methods for disposing of your packaging – the same ones you will find at Join Program locations.

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So, let’s talk about the go-to packaging at our locations:

We always opt for reusable tableware in our locations.  We know this is not possible when it comes to takeaway. That’s why we choose packaging that can be disposed of with general waste, like paper, cardboard, or kraft paper. To make it easy, we’ve created a simple guide:

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What does this mean for you, our guest?

We get it; packaging plays a role in sustainability, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. Think of a product like an iceberg – packaging only accounts for 10% of its impact. Sadly, food waste makes up 15% of the impact, but we’re doing something about it within our locations.

The biggest piece of a product’s impact, an impressive 75%, comes from how it’s made and gets to stores. That’s why we’re doing our best to limit our impact by using 80% seasonal products with low CO2 emissions. Plus, offer an 80% plant-based menu to make a positive impact. Our ESG manager and curation team are on top of things to make sure we’re doing our part for the environment.

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Let us conclude and share our vision of disposable packaging:

Our number one goal is to reduce the amount of plastic waste that ends up in landfills. How? We’re working hard to achieve this by cutting single-use plastics and ensuring all plastics are 100% recyclable. You’ll always find beautiful and reusable tableware at our restaurants. But of course, there may be some situations where we need to use single-use packaging. In these cases, we’ll choose the most sustainable option and think about the purpose of the packaging and how it’s disposed of after use.

Thanks for doing this together! With guests like you, we can contribute to a sustainable world.

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