Waste Reduction and Management
Use Non-disposable Container And Utensils For Food And Beverage Services And Guest Amenities.

What Is It?

Hotels supply utensils and containers to guests for room service. Offering non-disposable containers and utensils provides quality service without the waste. Non-disposable containers and utensils can be used, washed, and then re-used for many years.


Non-disposable items reduce waste because they are not thrown out after use. The items may have a higher up-front cost, but over time they may return a savings since hotels will not have to purchase and restock disposable items. Many guests also prefer to be served on china/ceramic and use metal utensils rather than plastic or paper because it imparts a sense of superior quality.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

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Additional Resources

Examples of Boston Area Businesses Using Non-Disposable Container and Utensils:

A Small Sample of Providers and Installers around Boston:


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