In honor or Earth day we want to highlight a way that Root2Rise has been doing our part to reduce waste and create a more sustainable future. As a café and juice bar we are responsible for immeasurable amounts of waste in the form of cups, bowls, utensils, straws, napkins, etc. This is the cost of doing business, especially with our “Grab + Go” concept. At the same time it is a major value of ours to do what we can to reduce our impact and limit our use of conventional, finite, or non-renewable resources.
Our main solution to living into this value is Eco Products, “A green company that happens to operate in disposables.” They make our Green Stripe® juice cups from plant-derived resources like corn and sugarcane. Our plates and bowls are also made of renewable plant ingredients and our plastic lids are made from recycled material. While our straws are 100% compostable, we know that they still can pose harm for some of our curious creature friends so we have made it easier to go “straw-less” by offering cups with sip lids. These lids are part of the Green Stripe® line and were specially designed for a clean drinking experience to minimize spills and splashes. Through products like these we are able to provide healthy options for our community in attractive and environmentally friendly disposables.