How Can Bars Improve Sustainability?

Posted on: March 10, 2021 by RMS Hospitality

Do you currently insure clients who operate or own bars and who are looking for sustainable bar ideas to help their businesses become more eco-friendly? Sports Bar Insurance can help mitigate common industry risks and help protect your clients in the event of theft, liability issues and more, but to become an all-around more sustainable business, your clients may need to take a few additional steps. Fortunately, your client’s bar can work towards sustainability by starting to implement these straightforward and environmentally-friendly ideas today.

Start Recycling Programs for Both Employees and Customers

Any bar that wants to become eco-friendly in the long run may want to make its intentions known to both employees and customers so that everyone can help support the mission. One way to do this is to start recycling programs both behind the bar and at the counter. For instance, your client may want to place recycling bins near trash can areas to provide customers with the option of recycling their napkins, plates, and so on. It may also help incentivize employees to participate in recycling in the kitchen and try to recycle glass bottles and drink cans as much as possible.

Get Rid of Paper Items, Plastic Straws and Switch to Eco-Friendly Options

Many bars hand out eating utensils and other materials like cutlery, napkins, plates, and more to their customers. However, if all of these items are made of paper, styrofoam, plastic, or other potentially environmentally harmful materials, switching to more eco-friendly options could make a big difference. For instance, your client could replace the following with equivalents made of biodegradable and recycled materials:

  • Paper plates
  • Paper napkins
  • Plastic straws and bendy or twisty straws
  • Plastic or Styrofoam cups
  • Styrofoam or paper take-out containers

Switch to Energy-Efficient Technology Like Dishwashers and Fridges

If your client still operates their bar kitchen or cleaning area on old technology, now may be the time to switch to more energy-efficient technology. Although this switch will require an up-front investment in new equipment, your client may find that the payoff is worth it over time. Energy-efficient refrigerators or dishwashers, for instance, could help the bar be more eco-friendly while potentially helping to reduce energy bills at the same time.

Sports Bar Insurance may be the first step in protecting your client’s bar business from potential risks and liabilities, but if your client wants to go a step further and transform their business into a truly sustainable practice, they may need to implement some additional steps. By putting a renewed focus on recycling, eco-friendly materials, and energy-efficient technology, you can help your client steer their bar into a more sustainable and environmentally friendly space.

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