Category Archives: Environmental Awareness

Paper straws are becoming a product in demand

With the world becoming more health conscious and environmentally aware, biodegradable products such as paper straws are becoming a product in demand. There are a few things you should consider when looking for paper straws. Are all the elements of these straws able to break down? Have the inks been food safe tested? At Johnson […]

Food waste, Food rescue & the Doggy bag

Reducing Plate food waste with the Doggy Bag

According to the Department of Environment and Energy, 2.2 million tonnes of edible food is disposed of in Australia every year. Furthermore, food waste is estimated to cost the Australian economy $20 billion annually! As a complex issue, reducing food waste requires a multi-faceted approach. Reducing food waste & helping those in need The 2016 […]

Plastic straws – What are they good for?

Cocktails and not a plastic straw in sight!

If we were to answer this question, we’d probably say, ‘absolutely nothing!’. Well that’s not entirely true, but legend has it that the June Dally Watkins School of Etiquette instructs its students that one should never drink from plastic straws. So are plastic straws on their way out? Our addiction to plastic straws According to the […]

Eco-friendly Tips for the Hospitality Industry

Sustainable and Eco-friendly Packaging

Chinese New Year and the Mardi Gras 2018 festival kick off on 16 February. With the popularity of both celebrations, any boost in trade can also mean an increase in waste generated. Now more than ever, the hospitality industry has more choice when it comes to eco-friendly food and takeaway packaging. If you’re looking to reduce your […]

Valentine’s Day – Glassware and Plating Options


According to the Australian Restaurant & Catering Association, Valentine’s Day is the second biggest dining day of the year. Glassware and plating options can add to that special experience that customers seek and remember. How to Enhance Customer Experience & Repeat bookings Valentine’s Day is a valuable opportunity for those in the hospitality industry. With […]

Real Talk – Bag Talk

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Paper Carry Bags – A Better Option On the back of the news last week that Victorian premier Daniel Andrews is banning the single use plastic bag, we feel it’s a good opportunity to talk about the decline of the plastic bag and the rise of the paper bag in the take away hospitality industry. […]

Unpacking Environmentally Friendly Packaging Part 3: How To Be A Good Sort

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Don’t Get Wasted. Get Sorted The hospitality industry, more so than most, is one where busy trading and lots of waste goes hand in hand. From single use coffee cups and food containers, to paper napkins and hand towels, every aspect of every procedure in hospitality seems to make the bins fuller. Here at Johnson Hospitality […]

Unpacking Environmentally Friendly Packaging – Episode 2 Bagasse

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Environmentally Friendly Bagasse – Seperating Pulp Fact From Pulp Fiction What is bagasse? Bagasse is the by product from harvesting sugar cane. After the juice is extracted from the sugar cane plants the fibrous remainder is what is known as bagasse. For every 10 tonnes of sugarcane produced, 3 tonnes of bagasse is produced. Sugarcane […]

Unpacking Enviromentally Friendly Packaging – Episode 1 PLA vs Traditional Plastics.

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Environmental conservation is arguably the single greatest challenge facing humanity today. With concerning inactivity from governments the responsibility falls upon us as individuals and consumers to make environmentally responsible decisions. There is a lot of of jargon being thrown out by both eco warriors and savvy operators alike. Everyone wants to do their bit but […]