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Sustainability Stats


  • 45% of consumers say they consider a restaurant’s use of environmentally-friendly packaging an important factor when they choose a restaurant.1
  • 72% of restaurant operators say they buy at least some packaging or supplies that contain recycled materials.2
  • 75% of consumers would pay more for a food or beverage item if the packaging had environmental attributes they found important.3
  • Foodservice packaging accounts for less than 2% of the materials sent to landfills.4
  • 50% of CPG growth in 2015-2018 came from sustainability-marketed products, which only represent 16% of the category.5
  • 40% Millennials choose an employer based on sustainability performance. They’ll be three quarters of the workforce by 2025.6
  • Companies experience an average rate of return of 27 to 80% on low-carbon investments7


1. National Restaurant Association, Sustainability Consumer Survey, 2017

2. National Restaurant Association, Sustainability Consumer Survey, 2017

3. Foodservice Packaging Institute, Consumer Perceptions on Foodservice Packaging Survey, 2019

4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2017 Tables and Figures, 2019

5. Harvard Business Review, 2019

6. Fast Company, 2019, Inc, 2019

7. Harvard Business Review, 2016

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