The Pancake Parlour has joined forces with developer and manufacturer of sustainable resins Cardia Bioplastics to implement a green strategy at its Melboune restaurants.
The company will switch to Cardia's compostable carrier bags for customers and Biohybrid bin bags for use in its kitchens. Switching from conventional plastics will reduce the carbon footprint of the company's restaurants.
Cardia chairman Pat Volpe said that by evaluating the use of conventional plastic packaging and bags in the Pancake Parlour restaurants, the company formulated a solution where the carbon footprint of each store can now be reduced.
"The Pancake Parlour has assessed the use of conventional plastic bags and packaging in their restaurants and introduced a self-imposed ban on conventional plastic bags," he said.
Cardia will supply compostable carrier bags to Pancake Parlour restaurants, which will be given to customers for take-away business.
In its kitchens, Pancake Parlour will introduce Cardia's Biohybrid waste garbage bags that use less oil and have a lower carbon footprint.
The Pancake Parlour CEO Simon Meadmore said that the restaurant will provide its customers with carrier bags that are certified to compost as required by international composting standards.
"This new technology has the potential to rid the world of plastic bags that cause so much damage to our environment and take hundreds of years to decompose," Meadmore said.
The Pancake Parlour restaurants plan to introduce their new bioplastics range of carrier bags and Biohybrid waste garbage bags from 1 September.
Image: The 'go green strategy' will allow The Pancake Parlour to no longer use conventional waste garbage bags in its restaurants. Photo: courtesy of freedigitalphotos/patpitchaya.