Sustainable bar manufacturer Servaclean on five ways to make your back bar eco-friendly.
- Product quality.
When investing in a bar counter, consideration needs to be given to the materials used in the manufacture. Whilst timber may be a renewable source – the fact that it is prone to water damage, therefore reducing its lifetime, generates the question “is this the best option?” Stainless steel is a popular option, but care needs to be taken when purchasing to ensure that a high quality stainless steel is used and not painted stainless which, if damaged, can corrode and rust. A bar counter manufactured from 304 grade 18/8 stainless steel renowned for its durability and longevity will provide a ‘Bar for Life’.
- Products manufactured from renewable sources.
Asking if a product is manufactured from a renewable source, and where the products are manufactured, gives a good indication of the sustainability of a company.
A company whose manufacturing is based in the UK is a definite plus in helping to reduce carbon footprints. Look out for a product that’s manufactured from good quality stainless steel and steel dip coated in hygienic Rilsan ®PA11 polymer produced from Castor Oil – a 100% renewable resource.
- Bar Counter alterations.
Ensuring your bar is future proof is not only a long-term financial benefit, it also reduces the amount of labour and materials required to make alterations – therefore helping keep that carbon footprint down. An individually designed stainless steel bar counter system which is fully interchangeable is the perfect solution, enabling venues to keep up with current trends at a fraction of the cost both financially and environmentally.
- Bar Counter refurbishments.
With more and more people distancing themselves from a throw-away culture, it is important that a bar counter can be refurbished and repaired, which is usually at a fraction of the cost of a new bar. A company offering a ‘re-use’ service shows that they truly believe in their products’ ability, with customers already taking advantage of this service.
5. Buy from green companies.
Ask simple questions like; “is this packaging reused or recycled? Are all office/warehouse lights LEDs? Are all vehicles hybrid or electric? Do you have a water machine to reduce the usage of single use plastic bottles? Do you have an environmental policy?”. These questions give a good indication on how seriously a company considers the environment and sustainability in its day-to-day business practices and its future.