Hold The Plastic, Please – A Restaurant’s Guide To Reducing Plastic

Beyond Plastics has created a thorough, practical, and inspiring guide to help any restaurant that is interested in reducing its use of plastic make key switches and communicate them effectively to existing customers, prospective customers, the media, and the general public. The guide offers practical advice, tools, resources, and case studies of two restaurants who have successfully reduced their use of plastic.

Do you think it is possible to live a life without plastic? Wondering how to do it or at least get started? This is a great list of practical steps you can take to begin your plastic-free journey. The list is not meant to be overwhelming but simply to show what is possible. Choose a few that seem doable and that will make the most impact. No one can do it all at once. But we can all get started!

This report explains how it is possible to reduce single-use plastic and increase the prevalence of reusables. The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how people think about health and safety. In response, people around the world have stocked up on soaps, sanitizers, and disinfectant sprays, distanced themselves from friends and family, and limited trips to stores and restaurants. And in response to worker and customer concerns and an onslaught of plastic industry propaganda, plastic bans have been paused and reusables have been restricted in many locations. As retail establishments and restaurants reopen, and as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is imperative that reuse and refill systems are implemented that both protect our environment and alleviate any worker and customer concerns. The pandemic cannot be an excuse to move back to an era of widespread disposables, as our environment and the world’s most vulnerable communities will suffer most.