Another way Santoni’s has undergone several changes in the recycling aspect is through our recyclable bags that customers use to take out their food. In front of our marketplace, we have a barrel that we use to recycle our bags and then they can be turned into new bags.
For many of our products, we have switched to paper and plant-based material so that customers can recycle more. If you walk through our store, you’ll see that we have options that fit our customer’s needs, while giving them the ability to recycle. At our salad bar, we have containers that are made from plant-based material and it’s biodegradable. When looking at our coffee station, you will see that we have all kinds of cups that fit each customer’s needs. The paper cups tend to be for people who drink their coffee fast, along with the other materials for that long commute to work.
We have done a great job with recycling due to our cardboard and trash compactors. Before, we would have our waste put into the same dumpster, and we ended up dumping it daily. Now, we have a system that allows for more trash and cardboard to be stored separately, and it’s dumped once a month rather than once a week.