Are you in the restaurant business and looking to join the zero waste movement?
PopStore will show you how.
Find out how you can be part of the fight against food waste and contribute to preserving our planet’s natural resources.
Food waste is a worldwide issue and a growing concern, given its negative impacts on the environment, society and economy. Food production, its distribution, manufacturing and preparation are a huge cause of pollution, biodiversity and natural resources waste, as well as climate change, which means this process needs to be restrictive. On the other hand, food waste reveals a lack of resource management in a context where there are thousands of undernourished people with limited access to nutrition around the world.
It is estimated that around ⅓ of the food produced around the world is wasted somewhere along the food chain, from production to the final consumer. Each Portuguese citizen alone wastes a huge amount of 183 kilos of food per year. The fight against food waste is, therefore, an urgent matter (read here and here).
Are you ready to commit to making a difference in your restaurant, pastry shop or café? PopStore will show you how. With this web order system, you will be able to avoid waste, donate food to those in need and also contribute to the circular economy.
Find out how in this step-by-step guide:
- Create a list of all your restaurant’s surplus products in a spreadsheet, copy and paste the list onto PopStore which will automatically generate a web order system. Include fresh produce that’s approaching its expiration date or simply produce that you have too much of in your kitchen.
- Create partnerships with organizations that support vulnerable people and that are close to you and share your PopStore link with them. Organizations that distribute food baskets to the elderly, that prepare meals for the homeless, that take in orphaned children – there are many causes to choose from that care for your community.
- The organizations select the foods items they would like to receive through the link. Thus, you can guarantee that you are offering exactly what they need and that none of it will go to waste.
- Deliver the food at the organization. This doubles up as a social responsibility strategy for your business.
Join the zero waste movement with PopStore, while supporting your community.
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