Waste Reduction and Management
Print Menus On 100% Recycled Paper

What Is It?

Eco-conscious restaurants can reduce the environmental impact of their menus by printing them on 100 percent post-consumer content recycled paper, manufactured from recycled paper fibers. Recycled paper has similar qualities to regular paper (made with virgin materials) but may have a different look, depending on the style of bleaching.


Printing menus on recycled paper prevents trees from being cut down to manufacture new paper. It also supports the recycled paper industry, creating demand for additional paper recycling facilities. Having a recycled menu is one of the easiest, most visible ways to show customers a commitment to the environment.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Au Bon Pain
  • West On Center

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

A Small Sample of Recycled Paper & Printing Providers around Boston


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