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If you have a restaurant, no matter where you stand on global warming and climate change, recycling, composting and just reducing your carbon footprint in some small way, every day, is a noble, feel-good gesture.
Customers will hopefully notice which should yield a profit incentive for businesses: Buying local, reducing packaging, and cutting back on waste can result in savings and economic efficiencies. This is especially true for restaurants where the latest craze is focused on eliminating food waste.
The business world is completely enamored with Millennials and their eating and shopping habits. It doesn’t matter if it’s Coca-Cola® and McDonalds® trying to reformulate products or Target®, which is planning to offer more organic, natural and gluten-free foods.
Companies are reaching out to Millennials and trying to satisfy their desire to eat healthy, support local stores, save the environment, and communicate via social media. Also known as Generation Y (or Gen Y), they are the new target consumer demographic, succeeding their parents, the Baby Boomer generation.
The packaging revolution is in full swing as some of the country’s (and world’s) largest retailers and restaurant chains have learned that going green and embracing sustainability means more green (as in profits) for investors.
Not only are these large corporations saving money by reducing packaging and waste, but they’re increasing sales as consumers (especially millennials) are responding to eco-friendly practices by spreading the word through social media and patronizing their stores and restaurants.