Meet consumer demands for sustainability while ensuring quality of off-premise orders

As diners prioritize sustainability, restaurant operators have an easy way to meet demand—environmentally friendly packaging for off-premise orders.


Delaware bans polystyrene food containers, automatic giveaway of plastic straws

The state becomes the eleventh in the nation to outlaw the material. The law signed Tuesday takes effect July 1, 2025.

A review of recent legislative and regulatory activity finds government officials eyeing a number of measures with implications for restaurants.

The burger giant is testing lids that do not need straws in some select U.S. markets as it works to bolster sustainability.

Operations in Mountain View can qualify for up to $300 in reusables and free technical advice on which ones to try in place of disposables.

Packaging, both safe and eco-friendly, has been a top sustainability initiative this year, and with the rise in popularity in takeout and delivery, it’s important for operators to seek out quality packaging to ensure the food they’re offering gets to diners in good condition.

Landmark legislation enacted last week puts a tax on manufacturers, with an expectation that they will pass along the charge.

The burrito chain said supply chain issues and rising freight costs are making it too expensive to source from overseas, and that it might invest in a domestic packaging operation.

More jurisdictions are prohibiting restaurants from using non-compostable or reusable packaging and utensils.

Reality Check: New environmental rules are coming in a flurry. Is the industry ready?

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