“Eco-Friendly Packaging” Among Restaurant Hot Trends for 2020

On January 13, 2020, the National Restaurant Association released its annual “What’s Hot Culinary Forecast” https://restaurant.org/whats-hot-2020-release which reports that “… Plant-Based, Sustainable, and Healthy are What’s Hot on Restaurant Menus in 2020 …” – The report “… offers a detailed look at the topics, trends, and products … rated sizzling hot by chefs working in kitchens across the country … Diners will see many more alternatives in restaurants this year, as owners and operators adopt eco-friendly packaging, plant-based proteins, revamped classic cocktails, specialty burger blends (mushroom-beef burgers, etc.), and unique beef and pork cuts … For the first time, the [report] looked at off-premises trends … Eco-friendly packaging was the overwhelming leader in the category …” #SingleUsePlastic #FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste  #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic #Recycling