There is no denying that Washingtonians are serious about dining, but it is seldom mentioned just how greatly the restaurant and food industry impacts the environment around us. The Green Restaurant Association reports that food-related vendors in Washington DC and around the country consume an enormous chunk of electricity — accounting for 1/3 of the total bill for the retail sector annually. On an individual basis, it is estimated that the average food or beverage service establishment produces approximately 100,000 lbs. of trash per year. This adds up to a significant amount of harmful waste, especially in major cities with booming restaurant industries like the Nation’s Capital.
Our Fairfax Virginia catering company has long been doing our part to reduce our environmental imprint in the current year and beyond. We are officially a certified caterer by the Green Restaurant Association, implementing initiatives such as:
- A comprehensive recycling program.
- No use of polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam™).
- Installation of high efficiency pre-rinse spray valves, which help save water and energy.
- Installation and use of Energy Star equipment.
THE PROOF IS IN THE NUMBERS: ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS THANKS TO RSVP CATERING’S INITIATIVES