Street food industry and environmental protection

Street food industry and environmental protection

How to make our streets environmentally friendly?

According to United Nations statistics, around 600 to 700 new street businesses have emerged, employing a total of 2,000 street vendors. Nowadays, we don’t see selling hot dogs and fast foods soaked in oil to cheap food buyers in the streets anymore. The market of selling street food has become increasingly difficult, and street food with a much higher quality is looking for buyers who, in addition to the special taste of food, also care about health and the environment. Today, consumers are aware of the impact of even a cup of coffee on their environment.

Apart from tempting ordinary people passing by their kitchens, street food chefs can talk to customers about their cooking methods, use of organic ingredients and how their restaurant supports the environment, and as a result, at the same time Public education will influence more wealthy people. Here are some simple tips on how to protect the environment. Remember that every small action is a step towards being environmentally friendly.

Use of organic resources
Use local and organic products. Use organic ingredients as much as possible, such as local vegetables, local eggs, and protein products that are fresher and cheaper. Not only does this help local farmers and ranchers more, it also gives customers better options.

Use products with the fair trade mark
Fair trade and a market-oriented approach in an organized forum with the aim of helping third world producers will provide them with a successful and better business. When the fair trade label is seen on a product, it assures the buyer that the producers of this product have not been subjected to exploitation. By using products with this mark, you will help small producers and workers.

Avoid additional packaging and use more internet shipping.

Since the use of plastics is banned to reduce plastic waste and protect the oceans, we can use other biodegradable packaging products such as plant-based disposable containers made from corn starch. It is an easy and sustainable solution because these containers decompose in nature in the right conditions (temperature, humidity and the presence of microbes) for up to 6 months. Use more internet, postal and sea transportation to help reduce air pollution and fuel consumption and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

Consume less. Reuse, recycle

  • Do not use plastic water bottles. Instead, use steel containers to store water. If you want to save water and don’t bother washing, buy vegetable dishes instead of plastic ones.
  • Reduce your food waste. You can reduce food waste by offering side options on your restaurant menu. This will greatly help to reduce your restaurant expenses.
  • Place garbage containers in your booth for customers to put their wet and dry garbage separately. In this way, at the end of the day, you will have deals with the landfill and dry waste collection centers.

energy saving
Use solar panels. Use energy-saving appliances as much as possible and maximize the use of natural light in the workplace.

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