It's no mystery that using disposable dishware, like the products we offer at ChefHandler, can help save water and serve as a more environmentally friendly option overall. But how?
Picture this scenario: back in 2007, the town of Raleigh in North Carolina experienced its worst drought in history. The state needed at least 15 inches of rain to ease drought conditions, so to combat this, restaurants and cafeterias fought the drought by keeping dishes out of the dishwasher. To cut water use by 1,500 gallons a day, Big Ed's City Market Restaurant on Wolfe Street decided to almost completely forgo flatware. The establishment gave the customer a choice as to whether they prefer to be served on traditional china or go to paper. Washing pots, pans and plates accounted for 65 percent of Big Ed's water use. Five years before, Moore County in NC also required restaurants to use paper plates and plastic utensils during a water shortage. The change did help the cause overtime and aided the city in its efforts to remain sustainable during their drought.
Situtations similar to North Carolina's continue to plague our country, such as the current drought in parts of California. State officials set regulations on home water allowances in an attempt to limit people's water use, but the drought continues to persist.
Maybe the Californians ought to take a few tips from North Carolina and enforce the use of disposable dishware?