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How to Cut Down on Paper Waste at Your Restaurant

Scientists estimate that the majority of Earth’s rainforests will be completely gone within the next 100 years. Forests are chopped down for cattle grazing, providing pulp for paper products, and sourcing fuel or building materials. Restaurants generate more than 1.5 billion pounds of paper waste per year on receipts alone. There are many tree-based products in restaurants that could be eliminated entirely, recycled, or made from salvaged or recycled materials. All types of restaurants can find ways to reduce their “paper footprint” in everyday actions. Below are four options to help a restaurant improve its waste management. Going Paperless Restaurants can “go paperless” in the front and ba

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