Sustainability in the Restaurant

"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for."

– Ernest Hemingway


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FIND OUT HOW EASY BEING ECO-FRIENDLY CAN BE FOR YOUR BUSINESS.

Choosing to be eco-friendly or not isn't a choice you have to make anymore—it's the way of the world. The good news? The world is making it easier to be environmentally friendly as more manufacturers make the commitment to be green.

Here at Tundra Restaurant Supply, we're making shopping for eco-friendly restaurant supplies easier than ever with our broad, eco-friendly assortment. Disposables and single-use items should be your first target in your quest to be green; inherently wasteful, these products are typically used once and thrown straight into our landfills. But what about your water use or energy consumption? We feature products to tackle those issues as well. Being environmentally friendly in your restaurant is easy with our diverse selection of high efficiency pre-rinse hoses, LED lighting options and much more!

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Sustainability in Colorado

Sustainability in Colorado

Eco-Friendly Disposables

Going green starts with sourcing good-for-the-environment materials. Learn more about compostables and products made from post-consumer recycled content.

FULLY COMPOSTABLE
Compostable

Products bearing these logos are deemed 100% certifiably compostable. These products can be accepted at a commercial composting center to be broken down and returned to the soil.

Sugarcane icon
Sugarcane
After extracting the juice from a sugarcane stalk, the crushed stalks are saved and made into a 100% compostable product.
IngeoTM Bioplastic
Ingeo™ Bioplastic
Ingeo™ performs much like traditional plastics, but with the crucial benefit of being 100% compostable in commercial composting facilities.
Bamboo
Bamboo
Abundantly grown in many parts of the world, bamboo is a type of grass that grows quickly and sustainably.
Wheat Straw
Wheat Straw
After extracting the juice from a sugarcane stalk, the crushed stalks are saved and made into a 100% compostable product.
Eco Alternatives
ECO ALTERNATIVES

Only products featuring this logo are fully recyclable. Be sure to check with your service provider on what recycables are accepted in your area.

If composting or recycling is not available for your next event, consider utilizing products made from post-consumer content, which rely less on virgin material.

Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (rPET)
Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic (rPET)
Made from post-consumer recycled PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic, which is one of the most common plastics in the world (think water bottles). Not all municipalities can accept and recycle rPET products.
Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF)
Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF)
After extracting the juice from a sugarcane stalk, the crushed stalks are saved and made into a 100% compostable product.
Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene (RPS)
Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene (RPS)
Polystyrene is a common plastic that can be identified by resin code #6. Not all municipalities can accept and recycle RPS products.

COMPOST THIS

  • 100% fully compostable products
  • Paper towels
  • Paper products (no added plastics)
  • Food scraps
compost

23 GAL TRIMLINE™ GREEN COMPOST TRASH CAN

Tundra No. 36186

RECYCLE THIS

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic (certain types)
  • Glass
recycle

23 GAL SLIM JIM® RECYCLING CONTAINER

Tundra No. 36182

LANDFILL THIS

  • Most plastic-based products (e.g. straws)
  • Most single-use coffee cups
landfill

23 GAL SLIM JIM® TRASH CONTAINER

Tundra No. 36185

THESE TERMS DO NOT ALWAYS MEAN COMPOSTABLE

Warning! These items do not necessarily mean they are compostable. Review these products closely before composting in your commercial facility:

Made from Plants Made from Plant Starch Biodegradable OXO-Degradable Eco-Friendly Earth-Friendly Natural Made with Recycled Content Green

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