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COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING – MAKING EARTH & NOW SAVING WATER!

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It seems that the days of long, lazy baths; haphazardly hosing the garden or filling the kettle like there’s no tomorrow are down the proverbial drain…

The arrival of October 1st 2014 has meant one thing for the citizens of Ireland – we who were once so free and easy with our daily use of water. The arrival of this dreaded date has forced to now be conscious (annoyingly) of taps, showers, toilets and any other home or business amenities revolving around the use of the now-precious H2o, as the water charges are being implemented.

And as I was recently walking through the English Market, the ‘all-hailed’ mothership for Cork City’s food enthusiasts, I noticed that many of the food vendors in the market were washing out the used foodservice packaging so that the packaging could be recycled. As admirable and important as this activity is it made me realise something:

It will now cost food businesses to wash out their contaminated conventional packaging so that it can be recycled.
THIS MEANS ANOTHER PLUS FOR COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING:) THERE IS NO NEED TO WASH IT ONCE IT’S USED!
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There is no need to clean the packaging as you would for high quality conventional recycling. All compostable products go into one bin together with the food waste, making it simple. 

This gives YET ANOTHER reason as to why foodservice professionals should be using compostable packaging in their day-to-day operations.  

It does not matter if the packaging is covered with ketchup or even has half a sandwich left in it – it can all go in one bin – ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR WASHING IT – Just throw it in amongst the food waste.

And there you have it – YET ANOTHER advantage of using compostable packaging Vs the use of conventional packaging.

And as I’m signing off for today I’m just now realising that my days of arriving home to a cup of tea followed by a long shower will be few and far between – and as for bubble baths….

Bye for now,

Paul

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