As the restaurant industry shifted its focus to takeout and delivery, many restaurateurs quickly realized that there’s much more to running a successful takeout and delivery business than moving meals off dishes and into containers.
The three major challenges businesses have been facing when it comes to a successful food transit business have been packaging durability, eco-friendliness of the materials used, and cost. Luckily, Ohio based company Green Paper Products offers efficient solutions to all three of these challenges with their extensive line of biodegradable, compostable and eco-friendly tableware and food service products.
“Our mission has always been to deliver biodegradable and compostable products to consumers, regardless of whether the customer is an individual or a business,” said General Manager, Aaron Saks. “This is particularly important in these days where many businesses currently depend on products like ours to survive. By providing these products, we are helping to facilitate the evolution the industry is currently undergoing, while simultaneously minimizing the environmental impact that such a movement might otherwise have.” With the massive increases in demand for takeout and delivery, the volume of materials and supplies used to meet this demand have also grown exponentially. In the past, many businesses opted for cheap plastic and styrofoam products.The restaurant professional has realized that those products are both harmful to the environment and often viewed negatively by their dining patrons.
Not only does Green Paper Products help maintain the environment with their offerings, they’ve also proved to many that eco-friendliness and sanitation can, in fact, co-exist. “Although the current climate has certainly altered what people are looking for in products such as ours, we still make it a priority to incorporate green elements in every thing we make,” stated Saks. “Sanitation being the star of the show doesn’t give us an excuse to throw other standards out the window. One example is our cutlery. Even though we’ve begun wrapping all of our cutlery individually, the material we use to wrap it is actually a special compostable and biodegradable wrapper, rather than typical plastic. The gloves and trash bags we offer are similar, in that they’re new products we’ve added or altered due to demand while still being made out of eco-friendly materials.
Although Green Paper Products focuses on environment and safety, they also make it a point to provide some of the highest quality packaging vessels on the market. “One of the biggest complaints higher end restaurants have received from both customers and the chefs that work there have been that the low quality containers being used to transport food are actually affecting the food itself,” said the General Manager. “These poorly insulated or designed products ultimately sully the quasi-restaurant experience customers are looking for. We all know how important dining ware is to a proper restaurant experience. These days, containers have essentially replaced silverware, so why should containers be held to any lesser standard?”
Green Paper Products offers a full suite of these state-of-the-art units, such as the ever-popular clamshell, and others such as bowls with and without lids, paper boxes, biodegradable plastic containers (made from corn) for cold food, and cups for soup and other items.
Due to the increase in popularity of to-go beverages, Green Paper Products also offers cup carriers in various sizes. Furthermore, many of their products are made in the US so that they can assure utmost quality and avoid any potential supply issues that may arise when ordering from overseas.
Finally, Green Paper Products has not forgotten that many restaurants are currently operating under significantly reduced revenue streams. To help alleviate cost concerns, Green Paper Products offers their wares in extremely flexible quantities. “A lot of the smaller businesses can’t afford large quantities or don’t have the inventory to store it, so often times they can only order in very small amounts each time. If you want to order exactly 12 cups, you can order a dozen. If you need just one pack of clamshells, you can order a single pack. We’ve found that being flexible with our customers in such a manner reduces some of the stress of a reduced budget.”
Although Green Paper Products has only been on the scene for a bit over 10 years, they’ve already made a huge impact on the industry, and have set an admirable standard for what the products we use in this business should be. Green Paper products are perfect for any operation, large or small, looking to provide an excellent dining experience while keeping both their customers and the environment safe.
For more information on Green Paper Products, those interested can learn more or request samples at their website.