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How to Make the Switch to Sustainable Serviceware in Your Restaurant or Food Prep Business

Updated: Apr 2




We know you’re busy...


So we’ve produced a guide to make it as easy as possible to avoid polystyrene (Styrofoam®) and single-use plastic products in compliance with Colorado’s and Breckenridge’s new laws.

TIMELINE

  • Effective May 4, 2023 - Stores in Breckenridge are prohibited from providing customers with single-use plastic carryout bags. If your business has carryout bags, they must be 100 percent recycled paper bags.



  • Effective January 1, 2024 - Colorado restaurants and food prep businesses will no longer be allowed to use polystyrene foam (often referred to as Styrofoam®) to serve food or beverages.


  • Effective July 1, 2024 - Any business in the Town of Breckenridge shall be prohibited from selling or offering for sale any single-use plastic water bottles less than a gallon in volume.


  • Effective July 1, 2024 - Any retail food establishment shall be prohibited from selling or offering for sale single-use plastic containers and shall be prohibited from providing single-use plastic food service ware.


WHAT YOU CAN USE**


Plates/Bowls

To-Go Containers

Cups/Lids

Straws/Utensils

Portion Cups






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WHAT YOU CAN'T USE**


Plates/Bowls

To-Go Containers

Cups/Lids

Straws/Utensils

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** THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE, WORK WITH YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR TO FIND COMPLIANT PRODUCTS.

 

This guide will help you navigate your choices. You’ll also learn more ways your business can choose sustainable options for customers, some of which can save your business money.




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