Zero waste is becoming an ever-increasing touchstone when it comes to cafeterias, breakrooms and dining facilities in general in schools, hospitals and businesses. Primary drivers for initiating zero-waste campaigns include budgetary considerations as well as diner wellbeing and environmental stewardship. Perhaps your organization has a zero-waste program in place or is planning to implement one. If so, in addition to factors such as serving sizes, food quality, time allotted for students or staff to eat and service ware utilized, the cafeteria tables used in your facility can play a major role in the program’s success. As such, here are some questions to keep in mind when specifying tables for your zero-waste dining facility:
Do the tables come with a warranty, and if so, what is the term?
Do the tables carry LEED, GREENGUARD or other earth- and user-friendly certifications?
How will the tables hold up under long-term, frequent, and possibly harsh use?
Do the tables include safety features?
Are the tables easy to move and store, if necessary?
Does the manufacturer offer ADA-compliant models?
Does the manufacturer help you make the right purchase decision, including presale assessment of your space and usage requirements?
Can components of the tables be recycled, repurposed or refurbished at the end of their useful life?
BioFit sales and customer service representatives are cafeteria table experts. Contact us today for more information or when you’re ready to specify tables for your project or facility.