The world of hospitality is growing more and more environmentally conscious, but given the volume of waste bars produce, there’s still a lot of work to do.

From reducing this excessive waste to using more energy-efficient appliances, there are many big and small ways of making your bar greener. Not only does it promote a more sustainable environment, it is also a great way to help your business cut down on costs – so why not join in and go green, too?

If you’re struggling to find ways to run an environmentally friendly bar, it’s best to start with the easiest, yet most effective, solution: ditching the plastic. Here’s a few tips to get you started…

Consider straw alternatives

The biggest culprit of a polluted environment: plastic straws. You might think they seem harmless, but due to the millions of plastic straws being thrown away every single day, they cause a huge problem. Like any other plastic, they take over hundreds of years to break down and ultimately end up being dumped in the ocean.

So, why not consider alternatives to plastic straws instead? A few ideas:

 Bamboo
 Glass
 Stainless steel
 Paper
 Biodegradable plastic
 Silicone

Invest in glass

Glass straws, glass bottles, glass everything. Try your best to swap any plastic or non-biodegradable for glass. This is a great option for the drinks industry – it looks more sophisticated, easier to use and kinder to the environment.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

If it is absolutely necessary that you must use plastic at your bar or cannot find any suitable alternatives, then make sure to follow the “3 R’s” mantra. By reducing waste, reusing containers and recycling materials, your bar will already be making a huge step when it comes to being a more sustainable business.

Strategic shipping

Let your distributers know about your goals of becoming a greener bar; they may even consider different ways of shipping to reduce any environmental impact. For instance, instead of using plastic to package your orders, request they use biodegradable materials or any plastic-free alternatives. It’ll make the process of going green a lot easier!

Mobile bar hire

Want to hire a sustainable bar? We’ve got you covered!

The team at Mobile Bar Hire are appy to accommodate any of your environmentally friendly needs. That means no plastic straws, too! If you want more details on our services, contact our team today and we will be happy to help.

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