How to make your Dishwashing Process more Eco-Friendly
By putting the environment at the centre of your daily operations, you are not only minimising your carbon footprint, but you are also saving money and building a company that customers want to support and employees are proud to work for. There are several ways of making your service more environmentally friendly. Even simple changes can have a significant impact on your business and the future of our planet.
- Manage your food waste. All types of waste must be disposed of correctly. By using a food bin you can save money, as biodegradable waste is not subject to landfill tax. Food waste can also be composted into a fertiliser for soil conditioning or land reclamation, as well as being turned into a biogas- to generate electricity.
- Minimise energy consumption. If possible, turning off your dishwashing appliances in between services is a simple way to reduce your carbon footprint.
- Control your water usage. Rinsing dirty dishes under a running tap can waste a huge amount of water. Use a bucket of water to rinse your dirty crockery prior to putting them into the dishwasher.
- Bring in water saving dishwashers. There are a variety of brands offering dishwashers with ultra-efficient rinse and filter systems specifically designed for minimal water usage.
- Fully loaded washes only. Although there are many dishwashers that are designed for minimal water usage, it is still important to only use it when fully loaded. Running a half-loaded dishwasher will still waste water, no matter how efficiently designed.
- Switch to eco-friendly detergents. Eco-friendly dishwashing detergents are a more responsible alternative to standard dishwashing detergents. These greener substitutes are made from sustainable, natural ingredients. This means they often have a smaller carbon footprint than standard detergents and aren’t harmful to the environment.