Throughout the U.S. there is a new sort of business roaming the streets. Food trucks have been popping up in city streets offering lunch, dinner and catering services. Now, you may think this isn’t a very appropriate topic to write about in a Sustainable Living article. However, food trucks like the Grilled Cheeserie- they know just how eco-friendly a food truck can be.
In Nashville, there are a few food trucks like The Grilled Cheeserie that offer gourmet meals at a reasonable price. This truck is not only delicious, but the owners Crystal and Joseph keep an eco-conscious mind while dining and driving. When taking inventory and ordering products, the couple takes the time to look into recyclables and compost-ables while looking into ways to reduce their waste. The Nashville Scene and The Tennessean have awarded the “Best Food Truck” this delicious and eco-friendly food truck. For more information on their whereabouts, visit thegrilledcheeserietruck.com.
Fortunately there are easy ways to purchase these compost-able products. Products such as hot cups, cold cups, food containers, and utensils are readily available by Eco Products, Incorporated. Hot and cold cups are made from plant-based plastic, as well as recycled content and meeting BPI (Building Performance Institute) standards, an organization setting standards for energy efficiency, and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards. Cutlery including spoons, knives, forks, and napkins ranged between 70% and 100% recycled materials and can stand up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Plates and bowls made of sugarcane or paper are perfect for catering and grease and cut resistant.
There is an array of compost-able product company’s and organizations and they are located all over the U.S. It takes one phone call to order bulk packages of containers, cup and utensils. Visit Eco Products, Inc. for more information at EcoProductsStore.com. For more information about the Building Performance Institute, visit BPI.org. To learn more products that the American Society of Testing Materials certifies, visit their website at ASTM.org.
Nashville is steadily becoming a more popular and a greener city than many others. The stakes are growing higher; what can your business do to become more eco-friendly? Check out another article that gives examples of ways to make your business or organization greener by clicking here: What can your school do to promote sustainable living?