If you’ve invested in takeaway business, you’re aware the market has never been this full of opportunities and it’s all thanks to technological advancements, like the apps people can use for fast orders and delivery.
The fast-paced lifestyles also contribute to the increase in people ordering takeaway, both during lunchtime when at work and dinner at home because not all of us have the time or energy to spend on grocery shopping and cooking.
However, fact is there’s also a lot of competition you have to beat and what better way to do so than by adopting a sustainable strategy. Sustainability is one of the trends that aren’t likely to wane anytime soon and thanks to how helpful it is for the environment, you’re sure to get the eco-aware customers, promote the importance of eco-awareness further and increase profits without harming nature; it’s win-win!
One of the great ways to start implementing this is by being prudent with the choices you make with the packaging that you use on a daily basis, particularly the single-use, so instead of opting for the usual plastics choose disposable leaf bowls since they’re made from fallen leaves like those of areca palm trees for example, there are no chemicals used to manufacture them and they’re biodegradable and compostable.
You don’t have to end at the disposable leaf bowls considering the plastic bags, cups and straws are also subjects of heated debates. Besides, in some states where they aren’t prohibited, the retailers and businesses are expected to charge customers extra for them so why not do yourself and your business a favour by opting for the safe paper and bamboo alternatives.
Sustainable business isn’t possible without giving the ingredients a thought. Sure, the price might be your priority but so should taste; By choosing local organic ingredients you don’t only help local farmers and their businesses, you also improve your food because they’re fresh and they have no harmful chemicals in them.
This means choosing seasonal produce too, altering your recipes to suit the ingredients that are available fresh in the specific season which is known to improve the quality of the foods too.
This is an aspect of great importance that not many make it their concern yet when managed properly, relying on measures like reducing, reusing and recycling, you’d be able to cut down on costs further that result from uncontrollable waste and make your business more sustainable.
If you want to help the community it’s nice to start some initiative, promoting eco-awareness with employees and customers by offering them free meals with every sustainable move they make.