Restaurants are big users…water, paper, electricity, gasoline, etc. We have a long way to go but we are making strides on the journey to be better stewards of the earth we all share.
We use more recycled paper products now than in previous years. Overall our continuous effort to use recycled paper has saved the equivalent of 21,223 trees and it doesn’t stop there either. In 2008, Jason’s deli saved over 9 million gallons of water, nearly 5.5 million kilowatts of energy, nearly 800,000 pounds of air pollution and over 600,000 gallons of oil.
Just by switching many of the paper products we use to recycled paper.
To rephrase Astronaut Neil Armstrong, “That’s one small step for earth, one giant leap for our delis.”
From hopefully reliable internet sources…
It takes 1,850 gallons of water to refine one barrel of crude oil.
It takes 1,500 gallons of water to process a barrel of beer.
Over 90% of the world’s supply of fresh water is in Antarctica.
A person can live about a month without food but only about a week without water.
Baths use less water than a typical shower.
Bottled water can be up to a 1,000 times more expensive than tap water.
Water makes up about 70% of the earth’s surface and around 70% of our brain.
Makes you think.
Thanks to those of you that have sent requests asking what we do to eliminate waste and conserve water and energy. We are constantly asking ourselves what we can do to lower our energy consumption and educate our people about conservation and sustainable practices. Incorporating even the smallest sustainable measures helps the world we share. It’s a journey and this is where we are, so far:
• To-go cups and packaging are foam-free
• Support organic farming and products, with new organic products being tested and added annually
• As a sponsor of American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program, we are helping to plant thousands of trees in the South Texas Wildlife Refuge.
• Currently one item away from delis becoming aerosol-free.
• In progress: Developing multiple locations powered in part by solar energy systems.
• Every deli within deregulated electric utility areas buys energy from providers … Read More »