The next time you eat out at a restaurant, ask your server if the restaurant composts. If they say no, get the email address of the restaurant owner/manager and have everyone at your table send the following email the next day.
Subject: After our meal yesterday
Dear [Restaurant Owner/Manager],
My friends and I enjoyed a delicious meal at [insert restaurant name] yesterday. We asked our server if your restaurant composts and were disappointed to learn that you do not.
I am writing to encourage your restaurant to commit to composting. As you may know, composting converts food waste and other organic materials into nutrient-rich soil and has many positive effects on the local environment and benefits to agriculture.
First, composting helps to reduce waste and prevent it from ending up in landfills, where it can produce harmful greenhouse gases. By composting food waste, your restaurant can help to contribute to a more sustainable future for our community.
Second, composting creates nutrient-rich soil that can be used to grow healthy and sustainable crops. This soil helps to improve soil health and water retention, making it more resilient to droughts and other climate-related challenges. By composting, your restaurant can contribute to local agriculture and support the local food system.
There are many resources available to help your restaurant get started with composting. Consider visiting the https://findacomposter.com/ website to learn more.
I believe that committing to composting is a positive step that your restaurant can take to help our environment. When you consider implementing a composting program at [insert restaurant name] and you will increase your standing as a leader in our community's effort to reduce waste and support sustainable agriculture, and make dining an even more satisfying experience.
Thank you for considering.
Tomorrow we take a look at government policy and food waste.