Cater Care’s policies and procedures highlight the importance that we place on identifying and managing the impact our activities may have on the sustainability of our clients, customers and the community – both local and global.
We have developed an Environmental Policy and Environmental Sustainability Management Plan, analysing all areas of our business and creating a set of goals, benchmarks and courses of action to ensure that our business is environmentally sustainable.
Cater Care knows good environmental management starts with the individual choices people make every day and have implemented a range of educational programs – not only for our staff and our customers, but also within the wider community, helping individuals understand how their individual actions can make a difference.
Through our involvement in the broader community, Cater Care provides leadership in solving environmental issues such as transport of waste out of areas, use of water and recycling and the protection and care of flora and fauna, and heritage sites.
Our people are leaders. Cater Care actively encourages and rewards our staff for putting forward ideas for improvement of our environmental management.
100% Biodegradable and Compostable disposable products
At Cater Care, our goal is to provide residents with the highest quality eco-friendly packaging and food service disposables available in the market today. Presently, we can meet this goal by offering the world’s best biopolymer and plant based packaging technologies from countries all over the world to our clients.
In an effort to decrease landfill, carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of the disposable products we use and to reduce the overall environmental impact of our remote village operations we offer 100% compostable and biodegradable disposable products.
Bioproducts, including food containers, bags, disposable cutlery, cups and wrapping can now be manufactured from 100% compostable and biodegradable materials. These products use less energy to make than many of their traditional alternatives, they break down in months not centuries and are HACCP and regulatory compliant.
It is estimated our current residents across our current projects will consume over 5 million coffee cups during the life of these projects. By converting to bio-products across all of our operations, this would result in fossil fuel savings equivalent to:
- 197,323 litres of fuel or;
- 1,394 barrels of oil or;
- powering a single 100W light bulb for 748 years or;
- the electricity consumed by 2,841 Australians over 1 month!